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2023 Hostplus SANFL League Trial Match Results

Sturt's Tom Lewis looks to evade Norwood trio (from left) Nik Rokahr, Jacob Kennerley and Matthew Nunn in Round 5 last year. The traditional rivals will do battle in Week 2 of the SANFL Trial Match period in March. Picture - Scott Starkey


SANFL has released the 2023 Hostplus SANFL League Trial Match fixture, with the eight SANFL Clubs to play three practice games in March.

Glenelg and Sturt will get things rolling with a clash under lights at Thebarton Oval on Friday March 3, with another three games being conducted on Saturday March 4.

The pristine surface at Thebarton will play host to at least six SANFL League trial matches as it acts as a neutral venue for clubs with home grounds being used for Premier League cricket.

AFL-aligned clubs Adelaide and Port Adelaide will line-up in two SANFL League trial matches, including a preseason Showdown contest at Alberton Oval on March 26.

All Hostplus SANFL League trial matches are open to the public with admission free of charge.

Round 1 of the 2023 Hostplus SANFL League season kicks off on the weekend of Saturday April 1, with the full fixture to be released by SANFL early next week.

2023 SANFL Hostplus League Trial Match Schedule

Friday March 3
Sturt 9.10 (64) d Glenelg 9.7 (61) Thebarton Oval

Saturday March 4
North 13.9 (87) d Eagles 10.6 (66) at Thebarton Oval
Norwood 11.16 (82) d Central 8.8 (56) at Hisense Stadium
South 16.6 (102) d West 5.12 (42)  at Flinders University Stadium


Saturday March 11
North 15.13 (103) d South 6.13 (49) at Thebarton Oval
Eagles 7.10 (52) d West 4.9 (33) at Hisense Stadium
Glenelg 14.4 (88) d Central 13.2 (80) at X Convenience Oval
Sturt 11.10 (76) d Norwood 6.5 (41) at Hisense Stadium


Friday March 17
Sturt 17.5 (107) d West 7.5 (47) at Hisense Stadium
Eagles 17.9 (111) d Norwood 9.6 (60) at Thebarton Oval

Saturday March 18
North 17.10 (112) d Port 8.11 (59) at Thebarton Oval
Central 12.11 (83) d South 5.8 (38) at X Convenience Oval
Adelaide 19.9 (123) d Glenelg 12.9 (81) at Thebarton Oval


Sunday March 26
Port v Adelaide at Alberton Oval – 10am


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