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Round one fixture locked in

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 2: Jack Sinclair of the Saints chases Hamish Hartlett of the Power during the 2015 AFL round 18 match between Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia on August 2, 2015. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)
Jack Sinclair chases Hamish Hartlett in round 18 this year.

ST KILDA will begin its 2016 campaign against Port Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval.

The Power will host the Saints in a yet-to-be-determined timeslot on Sunday, March 27.

It will be one of three Sunday games that weekend, with no Good Friday football and Geelong and Hawthorn again going head-to-head in an Easter Monday blockbuster.

Based on this year’s fixture, it appears likely West Coast v Brisbane will be the twilight game, while the other Sunday encounter pits the Western Bulldogs against Fremantle at Etihad Stadium.

Richmond and Carlton will again kick off the home and away season on Thursday March 24.

The entire 2016 AFL fixture will be released on Thursday.

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Round one fixture:

Thursday, March 24
Richmond v Carlton, MCG

Saturday, March 26
Melbourne v Greater Western Sydney, MCG
Gold Coast v Essendon, Metricon Stadium
Sydney Swans v Collingwood, ANZ Stadium
North Melbourne v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium 

Sunday, March 27
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle, Etihad Stadium
Port Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval
West Coast v Brisbane Lions, Domain Stadium 

Monday, March 28
Geelong v Hawthorn, MCG