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Adelaide awaits in Round 1

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Jaeger O'Meara of the Hawks is tackled by Jordan Gallucci of the Crows during the 2018 AFL round 13 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
The Hawks are heading to Adelaide for their opening round clash.

Hawthorn will return to Adelaide Oval for the Opening Round of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season when they meet the Crows on Saturday 23 March at 4:35pm AEDT.

The AFL released the details for the opening round on Saturday night with the remainder of the fixture set to be released at midday on Wednesday.

The Hawks will again be eyeing off a strong season in 2019 after finishing in the top four this year, while the Crows will be determined to make a return to finals after a disappointing 2018.

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