Crows, Power forced into frenzied dash to Victoria

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UPDATE: Adelaide and Port Adelaide volition committee flights bound for Victoria contiguous aft a chaotic time for the AFL that has forced aggregate program changes owed to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

After initially being told they would contiguous alert to Queensland, their way to the sunshine authorities was blocked owed to caller COVID cases being reported successful their location state.

The cancelled formation looked acceptable to support some clubs grounded successful Adelaide, with the imaginable for the scheduled Round 21 Showdown to beryllium brought guardant to this play but that program was shelved owed to fears the 2 clubs could beryllium trapped successful South Australia for respective weeks, perchance bringing the contention to a grinding halt.

With that hazard successful caput the AFL directed some South Australian clubs to alert to Victoria tonight, wherever they volition await a determination from the league connected however the contention volition proceed.

It each amounts to a confused mess, with COVID-19 outbreaks creating logistical nightmares connected aggregate fronts.

Adelaide Crows playing radical during past week's nonaccomplishment to West Coast. (Getty)

Essendon, Brisbane, Gold Coast, GWS and Sydney are each presently based successful Queensland.

South Australia volition spell into a seven-day lockdown from 6pm tonight aft the authorities recorded 2 caller cases of coronavirus successful the community.

Premier Steven Marshall confirmed the outbreak was the highly transmissible Delta strain.

"The world is we are dealing with a antithetic variant to past year's Parafield cluster," Marshall said.

"This is simply a highly infectious strain and that is wherefore we are taking these utmost precautions."

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