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TEAM NEWS | Dogs go in unchanged

Match Preview | Round 17 Bob sat down with Steven Grace to preview this week's match against Melbourne

An unchanged line-up has been named for Sunday’s clash with Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.

Senior coach Luke Beveridge has opted to stick with the 22 players who secured victory against ladder-leaders Geelong last week, which sees veteran defender Dale Morris, Bailey Dale, Lachie Young and Rhylee West have been named as the emergencies.

A settled Bulldogs’ line-up has now made just the one change across the past three weeks, when Toby McLean returned for the injured Caleb Daniel last week against Geelong.

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The Bulldogs have won three of four matches following the bye, including back-to-back wins against top-eight teams Geelong and Port Adelaide.

They now sit in 12th spot on the ladder, just four points outside the top eight.

Melbourne will enter on the back of two wins in their past three matches, including a nail-biting win against Carlton last week.

ROUND 17 TEAM

B: Jason Johannisen, Jackson Trengove, Hayden Crozier
HB: Taylor Duryea, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C: Lachie Hunter, Bailey Smith, Pat Lipinski
HF:
 Matt Suckling, Josh Schache, Sam Lloyd
F: Aaron Naughton, Marcus Bontempelli, Tory Dickson
Foll: 
Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae  
Int: Toby McLean, Ed Richards, Bailey Williams, Roarke Smith,
Emer: Rhylee West, Bailey Dale, Dale Morris, Lachie Young

MATCH DETAILS

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
Marvel Stadium
Sunday 14 July
3.20pm AEST

For match information, click here.

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LAST TIME THEY MET

Round 17, 2018 – Melbourne proved too strong in the second half at the MCG, running away with a 50-point win after just three points separated the sides at the major break. Jesse Hogan and Tom McDonald combined for seven goals, while Angus Brayshaw (38 disposals) was the leading ball-winner on the ground. Lachie Hunter (35), Jack Macrae (33) and Josh Dunkley (30) all found plenty of the ball, while Mitch Wallis combined 29 touches with three goals.

BROADCAST INFO

TV – Channel 7, FOX Footy (both live from 3pm)
Radio – Triple M, 3AW, ABC Grandstand