• Home
  • AFL

The Five AFL Replays You Need To See While On Lockdown

  • Check out five of the absolute best footy finishes you'll ever see!
Western Bulldogs
There have been some unmissable games of AFL in the last 20 years (Getty Images)

Yes, that ANZAC Day goal is on the list!

The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed another sport as the AFL announced there will be no more Aussie Rules matches for the forseeable future.

With no new footy to watch we've provided you with five of our favourite matches of the last 20 years.

We've dived deep into the depths of YouTube to provide you with the top five games you need to watch while on lockdown. There's a couple of classics you'll remember and a few close finishes that may have escaped your memory.

Strap yourselves in - these games are absolute nail-biters!

1. ANZAC Day 2009 - Zaharakis wins it in the wet

ANZAC Day between Essendon and Collingwood is one of the must-watch fixtures of the AFL season and in 2009 the two sides produced an end for the ages.

The Magpies and Dons went back and forth throughout the final quarter before Collingwood skipped away to what looked like an unassailable lead. The Bombers then produced a two minute, three goal onslaught which still makes Pies fans cringe and Dons fans scream with delight.

2. St Kilda vs Geelong 2009 - Gardiner's grab seals it for the Saints

This game is arguably the greatest home and away match of all-time.

Coming into round 14 of the AFL season neither Geelong nor St Kilda had tasted defeat and were the clear standouts heading into a Sunday afternoon clash under the Docklands roof.

A record 54,444 crammed in to see a contest for the ages which the Saints took out in the most dramatic of circumstances.

3. Western Bulldogs vs GWS 2016 preliminary final - "The Dogs are in the Grand Final!"

The Bulldogs and the Giants clashed in the 2016 preliminary final with history one way or another about to be created. The Dogs were after their first flag since 1954 while the Giants were looking to make their first ever Grand Final.

It was the catalyst for an all-time great preliminary final.

4. Adelaide vs West Coast 2006 preliminary final - Eagles win in hostile territory

Travelling to Adelaide to face the Crows in front of their fanatical supporters is a daunting task at the best of times and that was the task that was in front of the West Coast Eagles if they were to make back-to-back grand finals.

The Eagles looked to have skipped away to a match-winning lead before the Crows threw everything they had in an attempt to make their first grand final in seven years.

The lack of a countdown clock only added to the drama for the fans watching at home.

5. Hawthorn vs Carlton 2009 - Fevola hits the post 

This game over 10 years on flies under the radar for a lot of footy fans but it contained one of the most epic finishes in home and away history.

The Blues were expected to make a splash in season 2009 after acquiring Chris Judd the year before and were looking to make a statement against the reigning premiers. The Blues pushed the Hawks all the way to the final siren with spearhead Brendan Fevola having a chance to win the match in the dying stages.

Top Betting Sites

Bonus Bets
More bonus bets