AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs Western Bulldogs Live Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 23 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 25 August 2018 online, 14:20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Following the dramatic fall away of the Western Bulldogs after their Grand Final victory in 2016, the Tigers were keen to not have the same premiership hangover. It’s been a terrific 2018 season thus far for Richmond, clearly looking the best team in the competition all season.
It’s slightly ironic that in the last match of a successful regular season, the Tigers play the Western Bulldogs, who are coming to the end of another disappointing season.
It can hardly be called a successful season for the Bulldogs, however, after the first fortnight of the season, an 8-13 record might have been considered a good result for the club.
The Bulldogs have picked up some momentum in the final month of the season and there are reasons to be optimistic coming into 2019. The Dogs have picked up victories against St Kilda, North Melbourne and Carlton in the last three weeks at Etihad Stadium and will come into this match against Richmond with some confidence.
My main concern for the Bulldogs is, despite being a Melbourne-based club, they have only played at the MCG three times since their Grand Final victory in 2016, with one of those three matches in Round 1, 2017. They are up against the Tigers who have played at the MCG 13 times this season.
Trent Cotchin (Hamstring) and David Astbury (Achilles) will both return in the Round 23 clash against the Dogs. Jason Castagna (Quad) and Dion Prestia (Hamstring) will both need to pass fitness tests to play on Saturday.
Plenty of Bulldogs players will be forced to pass fitness tests to play in their last game of the season. These included skipper Marcus Bontempelli (back), Shane Biggs (knee), Marcus Adams (shoulder), Zaine Cordy (Frontal sinus fracture), Fletcher Roberts (concussion) and Baily Williams (foot).
B: Astbury, Rance, Grimes
HB: Short, Vlastuin, Houli
C: Grigg, Cotchin, McIntosh
HF: Rioli, Edwards, Castagna
F: Riewoldt, Martin, Caddy
FOLL: Nankervis, Conca, Prestia
I/C: Broad, Higgins, B. Ellis, Graham
EMG: Garthwaite, Menadue, Baker, Lloyd
IN: Astbury, Cotchin, Prestia
OUT: Garthwaite, Lloyd, Baker
B: Wood, Naughton, Williams
HB: Crozier, Morris, Johannisen
C: Hunter, Macrae, Richards
HF: Gowers, Schache, Daniel
F: McLean, Bontempelli, Roughead
FOLL: Trengove, Dunkley, Wallis
I/C: Lipinski, Greene, Lynch, Smith
EMG: Young, Honeychurch, Porter, English
IN: Williams, Smith
OUT: Dickson, Jong