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Essendon Bombers 2022 AFL TV schedule, squad and team guide
Essendon are looking to live up to the hype in 2022.
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Essendon were one of the competition's big improvers in 2021, with Ben Rutten guiding them back into the finals. Their season eventually came to an end at the hands of the Western Bulldogs in an elimination final in Tasmania.
Darcy Parish was one of the breakout stars of the competition, earning All Australian honours in the process as he added more star power to an impressive midfield group.
Essendon are tipped for big things this year with the squad in the right age bracket for success.
How to watch Essendon Bombers AFL matches
Your viewing options for AFL games in 2022 are free-to-air on Channel 7, Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and the AFL Live Pass. We have put together a complete AFL viewing guide for you which breaks down all the details.
Channel 7 only shows between 3 and 5 matches per round depending on the region. So if you want to watch some of the blockbusters, you'll need a subscription service.
Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Foxtel Now have every game of the home and away season live and of those, Kayo is the most affordable. Subscriptions start at $25 a month, which allows viewing on only 1 screen at a time. For $27.50 a month that gives you access to 2 screens at once. There is also a Premium subscription for $35 a month and that permits viewing on 3 simultaneous streams.
On top of all the AFL action, you get access to more than 50 other sports on Kayo. It also has a 14-day free trial for new users and comes with a number of special features. SplitView, No Spoilers and Interactive Stats are just some of the options.
Check out our guide on how to stream the 2022 AFL season for more information.
Watch Essendon Bombers matches overseas
If you are out of Australia during the season, you can still catch the AFL action. The Watch AFL app allows you to stream matches with an Internet connection. You can see a guide here on how to stream the 2022 AFL season from overseas.
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When do Essendon play next?
|Round||Date||Match||Stadium||Start time (AEDT)||How to watch|
|Round 1||Thursday, 17 March||Carlton vs Richmond||MCG, VIC||7:25 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 2||Sunday, 27 March||Richmond vs GWS Giants||MCG, VIC||3:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 3||Sunday, 3 April||St Kilda vs Richmond||Marvel Stadium, VIC||4:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 4||Saturday, 9 April||Richmond vs Western Bulldogs||MCG, VIC||8:25 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 5||Saturday, 16 April||Adelaide Crows vs Richmond||Adelaide Oval, SA||5:35 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 6||Sunday, 24 April||Richmond vs Melbourne||MCG, VIC||8:25 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 7||Friday, 29 April||West Coast Eagles vs Richmond||Optus Stadium, WA||9:10 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 8||Saturday, 7 May||Richmond vs Collingwood||MCG, VIC||2:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 9||Saturday, 14 May||Hawthorn vs Richmond||MCG, VIC||2:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 10||Saturday, 21 May||Richmond vs Essendon||MCG, VIC||7:30 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 11||Friday, 27 May||Sydney Swans vs Richmond||SCG, NSW||7:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 13||Thursday, 09 June||Richmond vs Port Adelaide||MCG, VIC||7:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7mate|
|Round 14||Thursday, 16 June||Richmond vs Carlton||MCG, VIC||7:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7mate|
|Round 15||Saturday, 25 June||Geelong Cats vs Richmond||MCG, VIC||4:35 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Essendon Bombers squad
|10||Aaron Francis||Key Defender|
|15||Jayden Laverde||Key Defender|
|17||James Stewart||Key Defender|
|18||Michael Hurley||Key Defender|
|23||Harrison Jones||Key Forward|
|26||Kaine Baldwin||Key Forward|
|30||Brandon Zerk-Thatcher||Key Defender|
|31||Zach Reid||Key Defender|
|32||Josh Eyre||Key Defender|
|38||Cody Brand||Key Defender|
|41||Cian Mcbride||Key Forward|
Essendon Bombers history
The Bombers were formed in 1872 and were a founding member club of both the Victorian Football Association, in 1877, and the Victorian Football League in 1896.
The Bombers have won 16 premierships so far, their latest in 2000. They are tied with Carlton for the most premierships of any club in the competition.
They play their home games at either Marvel Stadium or the MCG.
Image source: Essendon Bombers team website
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