Western Bulldogs v Fremantle Dockers: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Saturday’s (6 August) clash at Marvel Stadium between the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle, live and exclusive on Kayo, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch.

David Mundy leads his team out in round one this year. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images
David Mundy leads his team out in round one this year. Picture: Mark Brake/Getty Images

Fremantle desperately need to address their slide in form starting this Saturday, 6 August, against the Western Bulldogs, following David Mundy’s retirement announcement earlier in the week.

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Bulldogs v Dockers preview

Fremantle travel to Melbourne having not won since early July and have it all to play for.

A spot in the eight is becoming more and more delicate with every loss as finals close in. If that wasn’t motivation enough, ambitions of a premiership farewell for their midfield warrior Mundy will surely fuel the Fremantle squad.

With the benefit of their early season form, the Dockers sit sixth with 12 wins, six losses and a draw. That tie coming against Richmond a fortnight ago, also at Marvel.

David Mundy announced his retirement on Monday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
David Mundy announced his retirement on Monday. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Meanwhile, the Western Bulldogs are hovering in 10th and cannot shake the inconsistency that has plagued their season. Heading into round 21, the Dogs are 10 wins and nine losses.

They defeated the defending premier Demons a fortnight ago, but then let an early lead slip against Geelong in Joel Selwood’s 350th.

Both teams have a relatively favourable run home making Saturday all the more important. The Dockers face West Coast in The Derby followed by GWS Giants in Canberra.

The Bulldogs meet the Giants a week earlier at Marvel before their regular season culminates against Hawthorn in Tasmania. Dual Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe remains on the sidelines for Fremantle with a hamstring injury.

What time is Bulldogs v Dockers?

The game starts at 4.35pm (AEST), 4.05pm (ACST) and 2.35pm (AWST) on Saturday 6 August.

Where is it being played?

Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

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What AFL news do I need to know before Saturday?

CODE Sports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING David Mundy’s focus on a premiership after announcing his retirement earlier this week, writes WILL SCHOFIELD.

History between Bulldogs and Dockers

Last time they met in round 12 last year, in Perth, the Bulldogs prevailed by 13.15.93 to 9.11.65. But this is a different Fremantle side.

Mundy had 30 disposals last time they played, while Jackson Macrae gathered 35 for the Dogs.

Macrae is among the top five disposal getters in the AFL this season. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Macrae is among the top five disposal getters in the AFL this season. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Western Bulldogs have won 18 of the 34 matches played between the sides.

Team Lists

Western Bulldogs

B: Williams, Keath, Cordy

HB: Treloar, Darcy, Dale

C: Richards, Liberatore, Smith

HF: Johannisen, Bruce, Dunkley

F: Weightman, Naughton, Ugle-Hagan

FOL: English, Bontempelli, Macrae

I/C: West, McNeil, Daniel, Garcia

EMG: Martin, Vandermeer, McLean, Khamis

IN: Keath, Treloar, Darcy

OUT: Khamis, Hannan, McComb (all omitted), Gardner (injured)

Fremantle

B: Chapman, Cox, Walker

HB: Young, Pearce, Ryan

C: Clark, Brayshaw, Acres

HF: Schultz, Lobb, Serong

F: Frederick, Taberner, Walters

FOL: Darcy, Brodie, Aish

I/C: Logue, Tucker, Mundy, O’Driscoll

EMG: Banfield, Johnson, Henry, Wilson

IN: Tucker, O’Driscoll

OUT: Henry, Colyer (both omitted), Banfield (sub)

Live score updates

Keep up to date with the score for when you’re on the move here.

Where can I read more AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail