Press Release. Seven’s AFL Grand Final match coverage will be led for the 12th time by legendary callers Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti, with expert commentary from AFL Legend Leigh Matthews and dual premiership captain Tom Harley. Three-time premiership player Tim Watson and MCG leading goal scorer Matthew Richardson will keep viewers on top of all the action from the boundary, while reigning premiership skipper Cameron Ling and three-time premiership coach Mick Malthouse will provide expert analysis.
The football feast kicks off LIVE and FREE on Seven from 9am AEST with the Grand Final edition of AFL Game Day, hosted byHamish McLachlan. A stellar line-up including Leigh Matthews, Kevin Sheedy, Leigh Montagna and Mick Malthouse will look back on the season that was – the best marks and goals, the greatest controversy, biggest hits and biggest slip-ups.
From 11am AEST, the Saturday Night Footy team takes over to preview the big game. Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson and Cameron Ling have a jam-packed pre-match show line-up including features with Hawks coach Alastair Clarksonand Swans coach John Longmire, a special piece with Mick Malthouse – the man behind the mask, Chris Judd, Mick Malthouse, Nic Naitanui, Temper Trap, Rachael Finch and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush. And we go deep into the inner sanctum of the Swans locker room.
Then at 2.30pm AEST Bruce, Dennis and all the match commentary team swing into action for what promises to be one of the greatest Grand Finals of all time after both sides shared the honours with one win apiece in their two home and away meetings in 2012. And after the final siren BT, Luke, Richo and Lingy return for the post-match analysis and coverage from inside the rooms.
An enormous Grand Final production team will ensure fans see all the action from the Grand Final with over 175 crew, 50km of cabling and 56 cameras including spidercam, helicopter cam, coach cam and bench cam.
Seven’s AFL Grand Final coverage will be broadcast across 249 territories around the world including Asia-Pacific, UK, Ireland, Canada, Africa, USA, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand and Latin America, as well as every country online.
Grand Final coverage details
Friday September 28
AFL Unbreakable Hilux Classic Grand Finals
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth | Sydney | Brisbane 1pm on 7mate
The best Grand Finals of all time featuring teams from your home state.
AFL Unbreakable Hilux Best Grand Final of All Time
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth | Sydney | Brisbane 9.30pm on 7mate
Sit back, relax and re-live the best Grand Final of all time as voted by you.
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth Midnight on Channel 7
Sydney | Brisbane
Sandy Roberts hosts an all-night marathon with highlights of the greatest Grand Finals ever played including 1964, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1984, 1990, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011.
Saturday September 29
The Final Story – 1984
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth | Sydney | Brisbane 7am on 7mate
We go down memory lane to recall all the stories behind the famous 1984 Grand Final Hawthorn v Essendon featuring interviews with all the key players including Billy Duckworth, Simon Madden, Terry Wallace and Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy.
The Final Story – 1990
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth | Sydney | Brisbane 8am on 7mate
A gripping and entertaining look back at the 1990 Grand Final Essendon v Collingwood featuring interviews with all the key players and coaches including Leigh Matthews, Kevin Sheedy, Tim Watson, Tony Shaw, Craig Kelly and more.
AFL Game Day – Grand Final day edition
Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane 9am LIVE on Channel 7
AFL Game Day comes live from the MCG in a special two-hour Grand Final edition, catching up with football superstars including Leigh Matthews, Mick Malthouse, Kevin Sheedy, Tim Watson, Leigh Montagna, and Brett Kirk. Join host Hamish McLachlan and the panel as they preview the big game. Roving reporters include Basil Zempilas, Rachael Finch, Brett Kirk and Neil Kearney.
AFL Grand Final – Pre-match
Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane 11am LIVE on Channel 7
It’s the countdown to the premiership decider, the Saturday Night Footy team of Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardsonand Cameron Ling will examine how the match is likely to unfold as well as soaking up the atmosphere at the ground and in the rooms. Special guests include Carlton skipper Chris Judd, West Coast superstar Nic Naitanui, Geelong sharpshooter Steven Motlop, Aussie band The Temper Trap and Formula 1 driver Mark Webber. Roving reporters include Basil Zempilas, Rachael Finch, Brett Kirk and Neil Kearney.
2012 Toyota AFL Grand Final
Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane 2.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
The AFL Premiership season started over six months ago with 18 teams and over 700 players all dreaming of being at the MCG on that last Saturday in September. And now that day is here. It’s the single biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar, when two clubs and 44 players battle it out for the mantle of 2012 AFL Premiers in front 100,000 screaming fans and millions more watching on TV. Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti lead the call, with expert commentary from AFL Legend Leigh Matthews and dual premiership captain Tom Harley. Three-time premiership player Tim Watson and MCG leading goal scorer Matthew Richardsonwill keep viewers on top of all the action on the ground, while reigning premiership skipper Cameron Ling and three-time premiership coach Mick Malthouse will provide expert analysis.
AFL Grand Final 2012 Post-match
Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane 6pm on 7mate
As the celebrations kick off after the final siren, Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson and Cameron Ling bring you all of the emotion from in the rooms and discuss the big stories out of the game.
AFL Grand Final Replay
Melbourne | Sydney | Brisbane 6.30pm on Channel 7
Re-live the entire 2012 Toyota AFL Grand Final and go through all the agony and ecstasy again.
Sunday September 30
AFL Game Day
Melbourne | Adelaide | Perth 10am on Channel 7
Sydney | Brisbane
Host Hamish McLachlan leads a star-studded panel including AFL Legend Leigh Matthews, dual premiership captain Tom Harleyand Herald Sun’s Jon Anderson to tackle all the big footy issues, review the Grand Final.