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How to watch Richmond vs Western Bulldogs AFL live and match preview


Will the return of the Tigers stars make a difference this week?

SUMMARY: Richmond Tigers vs Western Bulldogs is exclusive to Fox Footy, meaning you can watch on Foxtel Now, Kayo or Foxtel iQ. Watch for free using Foxtel Now's 10-day trial.

Richmond vs Western Bulldogs see a game where both both teams have had mixed starts to the season.

Although in the top 8, Richmond have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1.

Meanwhile the Western Bulldogs find themselves near the bottom of the ladder after only registering 1 win so far in 2023.

When is Richmond vs Western Bulldogs?

Richmond vs Western Bulldogs is at the MCG on Saturday 8 April, with first bounce at 4:35pm AEST.

How to watch Richmond vs Western Bulldogs live

Although the 7 Network has rights to broadcast some AFL matches in Australia, to tune in to Richmond vs Western Bulldogs you will need Fox Footy.

That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide for this big showdown.

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Live stream Richmond vs Western Bulldogs on Foxtel Now

If you're a new user, Foxtel Now comes with a 10-day free trial, meaning you can watch this AFL game at no cost.

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Foxtel Now shows every game of the regular AFL Premiership season live. Once your free trial is up, you'll need to have the Sport pack as part of your subscription to keep watching.

This costs $54 a month and gives you entertainment content to watch as well.

To watch Richmond vs Western Bulldogs on Foxtel iQ, you need the Sports HD pack for $74 a month, which doesn't come with a free trial.

Foxtel iQ offers the same content as Foxtel Now, except you watch on the iQ box instead of streaming over the internet. Plus, every AFL game can be watched in 4K Ultra HD.

Live stream Richmond vs Western Bulldogs on Kayo

Similar to Foxtel Now, Kayo allows you to watch the entire AFL season (apart from the Grand Final) live and ad-free as well as 50 other sports.

New customers can use this 7-day free trial to test the streaming platform.

Stream Kayo Sports for 7 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 7 days.

You'll also be able to take advantage of Kayo's special features such as Key Moments, where you can jump straight to important events in the game such as goals.

After the free trial is over, subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month for a single stream.

Richmond vs Western Bulldogs match preview

The Bulldogs managed their first win of the season last round against an out-of-sorts Brisbane Lions.

It was a messy encounter but the Bulldogs manage to hold firm and take the points.

It was a likewise scrappy match when Richmond lost to Collingwood.

The Tigers managed to keep the game alive, but never looked like overhauling the Magpies.
Richmond vs Western BulldogsImage: Kayo

In some good news for the Tigers, star players Dustin Martin and Jacob Hopper are set to return from injury for this match.

But the Tigers will still remain without Jayden Short.

With the return of a couple of their big names, this should be enough to get the Tigers over the line.

Image: Kayo

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