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Match Preview

Match Preview: Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

By Romy Stephens (AFL Media) June 22, 2017 9:48 AM

Beveridge talks Cloke and Roo's clash
Beveridge talks Cloke and Roo's clash Luke Beveridge spoke to the media after the announcement of Travis Cloke's indefinite break, and ahead of this weeks Rd 14 clash against North Melbourne.

SUMMARY
This match-up has established itself as a pivotal clash for the two clubs, with both coming off disappointing losses and looking to recover from recent form slumps. The Western Bulldogs have lost four of their past five games and now sit outside the top eight, with poor conversion being a major contributor. The Roos are also in desperate need of some success, with a finals appearance still somewhat in their sight. Their kick-to-handball ratio and rookie errors proved costly in last week’s loss to St Kilda and will need to be addressed for them to get a win against the Dogs this weekend. 

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Saturday, June 24, 7.25pm AEST

TV AND RADIO: Click here for broadcast guide 

LAST FIVE TIMES
R4, 2017, Western Bulldogs 12.17 (89) d North Melbourne 12.14 (86) at Etihad Stadium
R20, 2016, Western Bulldogs 9.7 (61) d North Melbourne 7.5 (47) at Etihad Stadium
R6, 2016, North Melbourne 9.7 (61) d Western Bulldogs 6.9 (45) at Etihad Stadium
R22, 2015, Western Bulldogs 14.12 (96) d North Melbourne 10.13 (73) at Etihad Stadium
R21, 2014, North Melbourne 17.9 (111) d Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium 

THE SIX POINTS
1. Luke Dahlhaus played one of the best games of his career in round four, amassing 32 disposals, laid six tackles, had four clearances and kicked two goals. Ben Brown booted four goals for the Kangaroos.

2. In the last two weeks the Bulldogs have struggled to score kicking an average of 49 points per game compared to their opponents' 100 and have managed only five first-half goals while conceding 13.

3. The Western Bulldogs have now won three of the last four clashes between the sides, ending the Kangaroos' sequence of four consecutive wins in 2012-14.

4. Despite recent poor form, the Bulldogs continue to be the best tackling side in 2017, averaging 76.9 per game ahead of the Kangaroos ranked sixth with an average of 72.2.

5. This will be the 23rd meeting between the sides at Etihad Stadium with North Melbourne holding a narrow advantage, winning 12 games to 10.

6. Jake Stringer is the highest ranked forward for the two teams in the Schick AFL Player Ratings at No.57, while North Melbourne’s highest ranked forward is Shaun Higgins at No.107. 

Match Info

Domestic

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Saturday, Jun 24 - ACT - Canberra
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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7:00PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - NSW - Regional
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
ES
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7:00PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - NSW - Remote & Central
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
ES
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Saturday, Jun 24 - NSW - Sydney
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
ES
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7:00PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - NT - Darwin
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
ES
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6:30PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - NT - Remote & Regional
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
ES
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6:30PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - QLD - Brisbane
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - QLD - Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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7:00PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - QLD - Regional
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
ES
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Saturday, Jun 24 - QLD - Remote & Central
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - SA - Adelaide & Regional
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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6:30PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - SA - Mt Gambier, Riverland & South East SA
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - SA - Port Augusta, Spencer Gulf & Broken Hill
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
ES
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Saturday, Jun 24 - SA - Remote & Central
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
ES
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6:30PM
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Saturday, Jun 24 - TAS - All Tasmania
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
North Melbourne

7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - VIC - Geelong
WB v NMFC
Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - VIC - Melbourne
WB v NMFC
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7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - VIC - Regional
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Western Bulldogs v
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7:25pm  AEST
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Saturday, Jun 24 - VIC - Remote
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Saturday, Jun 24 - WA - Perth
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Saturday, Jun 24 - WA - Regional
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Match Information: Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

June 19, 2017 10:18 AM

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Braydon Preuss of the Kangaroos and Tom Campbell of the Bulldogs compete in a ruck contest during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 

First bounce: 7.25pm
Gates open: 5:30pm
Ticket sales open: 5:15pm



Ticketing and Membership

Saturday night’s match against North Melbourne will be a Western Bulldogs home match.

Membership enquiries and sales: Our friendly membership staff will be located in the Membership Club Hub located outside Gate 5.

Broadcast

Fox Footy 7.20pm Live.

Tickets

Beat the queues and buy your tickets in advance online here via Ticketmaster.

Upgrade

General admission members can upgrade to a reserved seat for this match paying the discounted member price by entering their 12-digit barcode here.

Wharf Hotel

Grab a meal before heading to the match at the Wharf Hotel, our hospitality partner. The Wharf Hotel offers great food and beverage specials for Bulldogs members, click here for more information.

Ballarat Bulldogs Express

Catch the Ballarat Bulldogs Express bus directly to Etihad Stadium for this weekend’s game.

The bus will depart from Ballarat’s Civic Hall at 5:00pm.

Tickets cost $15 for Ballarat Bulldogs Supporters Group members (join now), or $20 for non-Ballarat Supporter Group members.

For more details or to book call Shaun on 0418 266 087 or email shaun@ondeckmedia.com.au

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Head to Head

Disposal Leaders (Season Avg)
  • Luke Dahlhaus
    Luke Dahlhaus
    27.3
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jack Macrae
    26.2
  • Western Bulldogs
    Mitch Wallis
    25.3
  • Western Bulldogs
    Caleb Daniel
    23.8
  • Western Bulldogs
    Marcus Bontempelli
    23.3
Fantasy Leaders (Season Avg)
  • Marcus Bontempelli
    Marcus Bontempelli
    102.0
  • Western Bulldogs
    Jack Macrae
    97.4
  • Western Bulldogs
    Luke Dahlhaus
    93.0
  • Western Bulldogs
    Mitch Wallis
    89.0
  • Western Bulldogs
    Robert Murphy
    86.3
Scoring Leaders
  • Jake Stringer
    Jake Stringer
    20.19
  • Western Bulldogs
    Marcus Bontempelli
    13.14
  • Western Bulldogs
    Liam Picken
    8.6
  • Western Bulldogs
    Lachie Hunter
    8.4
  • Western Bulldogs
    Toby McLean
    7.5
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Season Averages

calcMatchTeamAveStats.awayTeam.name
  • 402.8 Disposals 371.2
  • 73.8 Disposal Eff 72.7
  • 148.3 Contested Pos 141.4
  • 80.8 Marks 79.3
  • 19.8 Free Kicks 20.6
  • 34.6 Clearances 36.3
  • 53.5 Inside 50s 53.3
  • 38.8 Rebound 50s 41.3
  • 76.9 Tackles 72.2
  • 34.4 Hit-outs 43.2
  • 79.0 Interchanges 85.0

Recent Encounters

  • 12.14 (86)
    RD 4, 2017, ES
    12.17 (89)
  • 9.7 (61)
    RD 20, 2016, ES
    7.5 (47)
  • 9.7 (61)
    RD 6, 2016, ES
    6.9 (45)
  • 10.13 (73)
    RD 22, 2015, ES
    14.12 (96)
Disposal Leaders (Season Avg)
  • Ben Cunnington
    Ben Cunnington
    25.0
  • North Melbourne
    Jack Ziebell
    23.3
  • North Melbourne
    Sam Gibson
    22.5
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    21.9
  • North Melbourne
    Trent Dumont
    20.8
Fantasy Leaders (Season Avg)
  • Jack Ziebell
    Jack Ziebell
    94.8
  • North Melbourne
    Todd Goldstein
    91.7
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    91.5
  • North Melbourne
    Sam Gibson
    85.1
  • North Melbourne
    Ben Cunnington
    83.9
Scoring Leaders
  • Ben Brown
    Ben Brown
    29.15
  • North Melbourne
    Kayne Turner
    15.8
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    11.16
  • North Melbourne
    Mason Wood
    11.10
  • North Melbourne
    Jarrad Waite
    10.16

Team Lineups

North Melbourne

B

  • Marley Williams,
  • Robbie Tarrant,
  • Aaron Mullett

HB

  • Shaun Atley,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Luke McDonald

C

  • Sam Gibson,
  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Ryan Clarke

HF

  • Nathan Hrovat,
  • Jarrad Waite,
  • Taylor Garner

F

  • Mason Wood,
  • Ben Brown,
  • Shaun Higgins

Fol

  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Jack Ziebell,
  • Trent Dumont

I/C

  • Andrew Swallow,
  • Jamie Macmillan,
  • Majak Daw,
  • Declan Mountford

Emg

  • Jed Anderson,
  • Lachlan Hansen,
  • Josh Williams

In

  • Andrew Swallow,
  • Jamie Macmillan,
  • Majak Daw

Out

  • Kayne Turner (Knee),
  • Lachlan Hansen (Omitted),
  • Jed Anderson (Omitted)

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