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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.


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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?

Essendon's season will begin with the now annual country match against Geelong at the MCG. The clash is on Saturday 19 March at 2:10pm AEDT. The complete AFL draw is here.

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

Player Number Name Position
1 Andrew Mcgrath Midfielder
2 Sam Draper Ruck
3 Darcy Parish Midfielder
4 Kyle Langford Midfielder
5 Devon Smith Forward
6 Jye Caldwell Midfielder
7 Zach Merrett Midfielder
8 Ben Hobbs Midfielder
9 Dylan Shiel Midfielder
10 Aaron Francis Key Defender
11 Will Snelling Forward
12 Tom Cutler Defender
13 Nik Cox Midfielder
14 Jordan Ridley Defender
15 Jayden Laverde Key Defender
16 Archie Perkins Forward
17 James Stewart Key Defender
18 Michael Hurley Key Defender
19 Nick Hind Defender
20 Peter Wright Ruck
21 Dyson Heppell Defender
22 Sam Durham Midfielder
23 Harrison Jones Key Forward
24 Nick Bryan Ruck
25 Jake Stringer Midfielder
26 Kaine Baldwin Key Forward
27 Mason Redman Defender
28 Alastair Lord Defender
29 Jake Kelly Defender
30 Brandon Zerk-Thatcher Key Defender
31 Zach Reid Key Defender
32 Josh Eyre Key Defender
33 Brayden Ham Midfielder
34 Andrew Phillips Ruck
35 Matt Guelfi Midfielder
36 Garrett Mcdonagh Defender
37 Nic Martin Forward
38 Cody Brand Key Defender
39 Patrick Voss Forward
40 Tex Wanganeen Forward
41 Cian Mcbride Key Forward
43 Anthony Mcdonald-Tipungwuti Forward
45 Alec Waterman Forward
49 Tom Hird Midfielder

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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