AFL JLT Series Live Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn Hawks Saints Streaming Free 2018 AFL Pre Seasons match will be kick off at Mars Stadium, Wendouree, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 03 March 2018 online, 14:05 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
WELCOME back Western Bulldogs – there is plenty of unfinished business to polish off in Ballarat.
Make Ballarat a top priority.
Stake a stronger claim on Mars as Bulldogs territory on Saturday.
The last time the AFL team hit our turf was for the city’s historic first in-season AFL game. A red, white and blue ‘Doggies fever and support across our streets, in our cafes and pubs, and in our schools. Even Selkirk lit up their chimney in club colours on game-day eve.
But the Bulldogs lost. To make it worse, this was a loss that well and truly ensured the Bulldogs’ premiership defence was over before it had really begun. The ‘Dogs did not make finals.
We know players were hurting, we felt for them.
We want the Bulldogs to feel – and to be – unbeatable in the Ballarat kennel.
Now is that big chance for the Bulldogs to issue a warning to the league in a practice hit-out.
Pre-season matches are hard to get super excited about in any sporting code. It is largely a testing phase, trialling emerging talent, tactics and boosting match fitness. Key players can be rested, others enjoy the extra time to shine.
Some teams play to win, most aim to fine-tune match play. There is a general lack of urgency that comes when premiership points and real pride are on the line.
Pre-season matches can also be the perfect chance to signal what is to come.
B: E.Wood 10, Z.Cordy 12, A.Naughton 33
HB: J.Johannisen 39, M.Adams 25, H.Crozier 9
C: L.Hunter 7, L.Dahlhaus 6, B.Dale 31
HF: T.Liberatore 21, L.Jong 46, M.Suckling 1
F: M.Bontempelli 4, J.Trengove 8, M.Honeychurch 22
Foll: J.Roughead 23, T.McLean 16, J.Macrae 11
I/C: J.Dunkley 5, J.Schache 13, L.Webb 19, S.Biggs 24, B.Williams 34, C.Daniel 35, L.Picken 42, T.English 44
Emerg: T.Boyd 17, F.Roberts 18, T.Dickson 29, J.Redpath 43
Notable absentees: Mitch Wallis, Clay Smith, Dale Morris
B: B.Stratton 24, T.O’Brien 23, S.Burgoyne 9
HB: B.Hardwick 15, J.Sicily 6, R.Burton 5
C: I.Smith 16, L.Shiels 26, R.Henderson 31
HF: L.Breust 22, R.Schoenmakers 25, J.Impey 4
F: P.Puopolo 28, J.Roughead 2, J.Gunston 19
Foll: B.McEvoy 7, T.Mitchell 3, J.O’Meara 10
I/C: M.Pittonet 27, D.Mirra 32, H.Morrison 35, B.Whitecross 11, D.Howe 17, T.Duryea 8, O.Hanrahan 41
Emerg: T.Miles 42, J.Cousins 46, J.Worpel 38, C.Nash 45, C.Glass 44
Notable absentees: Grant Birchall, Cyril Rioli, James Frawley, Jono O’Rourke, Will Langford