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Wangaratta's Norm Minns Oval held an AFL preseason match, but Lavington has reentered the race to host the 2018 O&M grand final. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

WANGARATTA will be without an AFL pre-season match in 2019 after the venues for the two-week JLT Series were announced by AFL headquarters on Monday afternoon.

The Norm Minns Oval venue has been a regular on the AFL calendar in recent years, hosting four pre-season matches including this year’s Richmond-Essendon clash in February.

The Tigers, in fact have played three times in Wangaratta, twice against the Bombers and also facing Collinwood while St Kilda and North Melbourne played in the other match at the ground.

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