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Western Bulldogs 2022 AFL TV schedule, squad and team guide
Can the Western Bulldogs avenge last year's grand final heartbreak?
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In 2021 the Western Bulldogs came perilously close to winning a premiership from outside the top 4 for the second time in their history. Having finished fifth, the Bulldogs charged into the grand final before racing to a 19-point lead half way through the third quarter.
What happened next was remarkable as Melbourne kicked 16 goals to 1 to demolish them by 74 points.
Despite that rapid turnaround, the Bulldogs should be pleased with their development last year and will once again be right in the mix to win the flag in 2022.
How to watch Western Bulldogs 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 for some blockbusters you'll need a subscription service.
Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have every game of the home and away season live and of those, Kayo is the most affordable. A Basic subscription starts from $27.50 a month for use on 2 devices. For $35 a month you get a Premium subscription and the option of a third screen.
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.
Watch Western Bulldogs 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 Western Bulldogs play next?
The Western Bulldogs will begin the AFL season with a Wednesday night blockbuster against their 2021 grand final opponents Melbourne at the MCG. The match begins at 7:10pm AEDT on 16 March. The complete AFL draw is here.
|Round||Date||Match||Stadium||Start time (AEDT)||How to watch|
|Round 1||Wednesday, 16 March||Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs||MCG, VIC||7:10 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 2||Thursday, 24 March||Western Bulldogs vs Carlton||Marvel Stadium, VIC||7:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 3||Thursday, 31 March||Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans||Marvel Stadium, VIC||7:20 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||Friday, 15 April||North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs||Marvel Stadium, VIC||5:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 6||Saturday, 23 April||Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows||Mars Stadium, VIC||2:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 7||Sunday, 1 May||Western Bulldogs vs Essendon||Marvel Stadium, VIC||4:20 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 8||Friday, 6 May||Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs||Adelaide Oval, SA||8:30 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 9||Friday, 13 May||Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs||Marvel Stadium, VIC||8:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate|
|Round 10||Saturday, 21 May||Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns||Mars Stadium, VIC||1:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 11||Saturday, 28 May||West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs||Optus Stadium, WA||7:25 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 12||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 14||TBC||GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs||GIANTS Stadium, NSW||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 15||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 16||TBC||Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs||Gabba, QLD||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 17||TBC||Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs||SCG, NSW||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 18||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 19||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 20||TBC||Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs||GMHBA Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 21||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 22||TBC||Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants||Marvel Stadium, VIC||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Round 23||TBC||Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs||UTAS Stadium, TAS||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Western Bulldogs squad
|2||Jamarra Ugle-Hagan||Key Forward|
|10||Sam Darcy||Key Defender|
|12||Zaine Cordy||Key Defender|
|13||Josh Schache||Key Forward|
|17||Josh Bruce||Key Forward|
|22||Tim O'Brien||Key Forward|
|33||Aaron Naughton||Key Forward|
|42||Alex Keath||Key Defender|
|43||Ryan Gardner||Key Defender|
Western Bulldogs history
Since their inception in 1877, the Dogs were traditionally one of the true battlers in VFL/AFL history, with just the lone flag in 1954 to their name. But a lot of that has changed in recent years.
They were the darlings of the AFL world with their march from seventh on the ladder all the way to a stunning victory over the Sydney Swans in the 2016 grand final. Last season they climbed back to the grand final again, setting up a 19-point lead late in the third term before getting dominated by Melbourne from that point onwards.
Image source: Western Bulldogs team website
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