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.

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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

Player Number Name Position
1 Adam Treloar Midfielder
2 Jamarra Ugle-Hagan Key Forward
3 Mitch Wallis Forward
4 Marcus Bontempelli Midfielder
5 Josh Dunkley Midfielder
6 Bailey Smith Midfielder
7 Lachie Hunter Midfielder
8 Stefan Martin Ruck
9 Hayden Crozier Defender
10 Sam Darcy Key Defender
11 Jack Macrae Midfielder
12 Zaine Cordy Key Defender
13 Josh Schache Key Forward
14 Rhylee West Forward
15 Taylor Duryea Defender
16 Toby Mclean Forward
17 Josh Bruce Key Forward
18 Louis Butler Midfielder
19 Cody Weightman Forward
20 Ed Richards Defender
21 Tom Liberatore Midfielder
22 Tim O'Brien Key Forward
23 Laitham Vandermeer Forward
24 Buku Khamis Defender
25 Charlie Parker Defender
26 Dominic Bedendo Forward
27 Robbie Mccomb Midfielder
28 Anthony Scott Forward
29 Mitch Hannan Forward
30 Lachlan Mcneil Forward
31 Bailey Dale Defender
32 Arthur Jones Defender
33 Aaron Naughton Key Forward
34 Bailey Williams Defender
35 Caleb Daniel Defender
36 Luke Cleary Defender
37 Roarke Smith Midfielder
38 Riley Garcia Forward
39 Jason Johannisen Forward
40 Cody Raak Defender
41 Jordon Sweet Ruck
42 Alex Keath Key Defender
43 Ryan Gardner Key Defender
44 Tim English Ruck

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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