Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs Teams, Injuries & Tips

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Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs

Melbourne is set to kick start the 2022 AFL Premiership season in a Grand Final replay against the Western Bulldogs on Wednesday night at the MCG.

Check out all the updated team information and line-ups for Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs below.

Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: When and Where?

πŸ—“ Date: Wednesday March 16
⏰ Time: 7:10pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Melbourne Demons Teams

*predicted teams, line-ups not announced as of yet

1. J. Hunt

2. J. Lever

3. J. Smith

4. A. Brayshaw

5. S. May

6. C. Salem

7. J. Jordon

8. J. Viney

9. E. Langdon

10. C. Spargo

11. T. McDonald

12. A. Neal-Bullen

13. K. Pickett

14. B. Brown

15. B. Fritsch

16. M. Gawn

17. C. Petracca

18. C. Oliver

19. L. Jackson

20. J. Harmes

21. A. Tomlinson

22. T. Sparrow

Melbourne Demons Injury Report & News

Melbourne head into their opening match of the season with a relatively fit squad to start the campaign. Trent Rivers and Harrison Petty look to be unavailable for selection against the Dogs. Crucial defenders Steven May and Christian Salem will feature in the team after being rested in the AAMI Community Series match against the Blues.

Western Bulldogs Teams

*predicted teams, line-ups not announced as of yet

1. B. Dale

2. J. Schache

3. C. Daniel

4. B. Williams

5. A. Keath

6. L. Hunter

7. B. Smith

8. M. Bontempelli

9. E. Richards

10. C. Weightman

11. A. Naughton

12. J. Dunkley

13. J. Johannisen

14. J. Ugle Hagan

15. L. Vandermeer

16. T. English

17. J. Macrae

18. A. Treloar

19. B. Smith

20. R. Smith

21. S. Martin

22. H. Crozier

Western Bulldogs Injury Update & News

The only injury concern to come out of the pre-season is key defender Alex Keath, who copped a knock to the shin against the Lions, although he should be fit to play. Early draft pick Sam Darcy is suffering a stress fracture and won’t feature for the start of the season, whilst Josh Bruce is still recovering from his ACL injury against the Bombers late last season.

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