A star Pie is concerned AFL job cuts have led to “anxiety” inside football clubs, with Richmond and Collingwood reserves to play on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, all 18 AFL clubs will take part in the Big Freeze 6 slide.
TIGERS v PIES RESERVES TO BATTLE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
But it won’t be the superstars in action, with a reserves scratch match to take place on the MCG.
According to Channel 7 reporter Mark Stevens, the two teams will battle as a test run for the AFL restart.
“Footy will be back at the MCG earlier than Thursday. Collingwood versus Richmond, 5pm bounce down, 16 a side game, an old fashion seconds curtain raiser 24 hours before the real one,” he said on RSN Breakfast.
Richmond is set to have 20 of its 22 Grand Final players in action on Thursday night, while Mason Cox is racing the clock to be available for the game on June 11.