Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn Hawks: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn at Marvel on Friday 24 June including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch on Kayo.

Jack Gunston could one of two big ins for Hawthorn for Friday night. Picture: Michael Klein
Jack Gunston could one of two big ins for Hawthorn for Friday night. Picture: Michael Klein

Marvel Stadium will again host Friday night football when the Western Bulldogs take on Hawthorn (24 June).

Watch live here on Kayo. Here’s the preview of all you need to know for Friday night.

Bulldogs v Hawks preview

Big guns Mitch Lewis and Jack Gunston were set to return for Hawthorn this Friday night against the Western Bulldogs, but only Lewis will play. While sidelined captain Ben McEvoy is getting closer to a return.

The Hawks face the Bulldogs who are three wins and four spots above Hawthorn on the ladder courtesy of a 20-point win over GWS in a high-scoring encounter at GIANTS Stadium last Saturday.

Key forward Aaron Naughton bagged five for the second time this season in that win. The Hawks have the big advantage of a 13-day break leading into this match given the bye whereas the Bulldogs only have six.

Livewire Bulldogs’ forward Cody Weightman has a dislocated elbow sustained in last week’s win but has been named. He kicked five goals – all in the first half – against the Giants, despite picking up the injury.

Cody Weightman celebrates last Saturday’s win wearing strapping for a dislocated elbow. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Cody Weightman celebrates last Saturday’s win wearing strapping for a dislocated elbow. Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

What time is Bulldogs v Hawks?

The game starts at 7pm (AEST), 6.30pm (ACST) and 5pm (AWST) on Friday 24 June.

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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How can I watch more Bulldogs and Hawks matches?

Western Bulldogs team page on Kayo

Hawthorn Hawks team page on Kayo

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Aaron Naughton kicked five last week. Picture: Matt King/AFL Photos/Getty Images
Aaron Naughton kicked five last week. Picture: Matt King/AFL Photos/Getty Images

What news do I need to know ahead of Friday night?

CodeSports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING Simon Goodwin’s response to character questions, the Friday night winners in the next fixture reveal, the uncontracted pair Dees are desperate to keep and early mail for round 15.

PLUS the latest on AFL SuperCoach.

History between the Bulldogs and Hawks

The last time these teams met at Marvel Stadium (then Etihad) was in 2018 and it was the Hawks who prevailed by more than 10 goals. Hawthorn has won four of the past seven against the Dogs.

Last year, it was Hawthorn by 27 points at Launceston’s University of Tasmania Stadium.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for Friday night in Melbourne:

Western Bulldogs

B: E.Richards, R.Gardner, T.O’Brien

HB: C.Daniel, A.Keath, B.Dale

C: B.Williams, J.Macrae, A.Scott

HF: J.Johannisen, J.Ugle-Hagan, T.Liberatore

F: M.Bontempelli, A.Naughton, C.Weightman

FOLL: J.Sweet, J.Dunkley, A.Treloar

I/C: R.West, H.Crozier, R.McComb, J.Schache

EMG: B.Khamis, D.Bedendo, L.McNeil, R.Garcia

IN: J.Sweet, H.Crozier

OUT: T.Duryea, T.English (both injured), L.McNeil (sub)

Hawthorn

B: B.Hardwick, J.Sicily, J.Blanck

HB: C.Jiath, J.Impey, H.Morrison

C: C.Nash, T.Mitchell, L.Bramble

HF: L.Shiels, L.Breust, D.Moore

F: J.Koschitzke, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald

FOLL: N.Reeves, J.Newcombe, J.O’Meara

I/C: J.Worpel, D.Howe, J.Scrimshaw, S.Butler

EMG: J.Morris, F.Maginness, D.Grainger-Barras, J.Callow

IN: J.Blanck, J.Impey, M.Lewis, C.Macdonald, J.Worpel

OUT: J.Callow, K.Hartigan (both omitted), S.Frost, C.Wingard (both injured), J.Morris (sub), W.Day (HS Protocol)

Live score update

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

Where can I watch more round 15 AFL matches?

Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions

West Coast Eagles v Essendon

Carlton v Fremantle

Geelong Cats v Richmond

Sydney Swans v St Kilda

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows

Collingwood v GWS Giants

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns

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