Player news from R7 of 2022: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon

Josh Dunkley (133/138): Playing inside midfield with stints forward
Dunkley contributed with 29 disposals, 6 grabs, 6 tackles and 2.1.
Caleb Daniel (105/107): Starting at half back
Daniel contributed with 32 possessions, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.
Bailey Dale (102/108): In defence
Dale contributed with 28 possessions, 7 grabs and 2 tackles.
Bailey Smith (100/94): Tagged by McGrath in Q1 but freed up after… 26 disposals and 4 marks with 3 tackles… 1.0 as well. Pushing up between midfield and forward.

Jack Macrae (92/83): Playing midfield
Macrae contributed with 27 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 3 frees against.
Ed Richards (87/83): Running off half back
Richards added 20 disposals and 9 grabs.
Marcus Bontempelli (84/114): Leading the inside midfield with stints forward
Bontempelli contributed with 19 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Tom Liberatore (83/83): Rotating between midfield and forward
Liberatore contributed with 24 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Robbie McComb (81/62): Second game… 22 touches and 4 marks plus 2.0. Rotating between forward and a wing.

Adam Treloar (78/83): Rotating between midfield and forward
Treloar contributed with 22 disposals, 4 grabs and 4 tackles.
Taylor Duryea (69/72): Playing a half back role
Duryea added 19 possessions and 7 grabs.
Laitham Vandermeer (61/57): Starting at half forward
Vandermeer contributed with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Mitch Wallis (60/59): Subbed out in Q4 with a foot injury… 11 touches with 8 by foot… also 5 marks… and scored 2.1. Playing as the deepest forward with stints on a wing.

Lachlan McNeil (57/55): Playing a wing role
McNeil contributed with 6 disposals, 5 tackles and booted 3.0.
Aaron Naughton (56/77): Starting deep forward on Ridley
Naughton contributed with 13 touches, 4 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Ryan Gardner (56/73): In defence on Wright
Gardner contributed with 7 disposals, 7 grabs and 5 tackles.
Cody Weightman (55/68): Starting forward on Kelly
Weightman contributed with 9 touches, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 2.1.
Bailey Williams (53/45): Rotating in defence
Williams contributed with 14 disposals, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Roarke Smith (50/53): Rotating forward
Smith contributed with 11 possessions, 3 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.
Tim O’Brien (45/60): In defence on Baldwin
O’Brien added 11 possessions and 5 grabs.
Stefan Martin (35/57): First ruck
Martin contributed with 10 possessions, 20 ruck taps and 3 frees against.
Zaine Cordy (24/15): Playing a forward/ruck role on Reid
Cordy contributed with 6 touches, 5 taps, booted 1.0 and 3 frees against.
Josh Schache (9/3): On in Q4 for Wallis… 0.1 from 2 touches. Started as the sub.

Mason Redman (103/102): Quick trip to the rooms in Q2 but returned… 0.1 from 29 disposals and 6 marks. Lurking across half back.

Darcy Parish (101/103): Playing in central midfield
Parish contributed with 32 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
Dyson Heppell (96/93): Starting at half back
Heppell contributed with 28 touches, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.
Zach Merrett (92/98): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 36 disposals, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and 3 frees against.
Nicholas Martin (91/106): Playing a wing role
Martin contributed with 25 touches, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Jordan Ridley (89/115): In defence on Naughton
Ridley contributed with 20 possessions, 8 marks and 2 tackles.
Tom Cutler (87/89): Playing an outside game
Cutler contributed with 21 disposals, 6 marks and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Sam Draper (78/90): First ruck
Draper contributed with 16 touches, 33 taps, 1.2 on the scoreboard and 4 frees against.
Peter Wright (77/87): Up forward on Gardner
Wright contributed with 12 touches, 4 marks, 9 ruck taps and managed 4.1.
Matt Guelfi (76/56): First goal… 17 touches and 7 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.0 as well. Playing a half forward role.

Andrew McGrath (74/81): Tagged Smith early but moved to defence in Q2
McGrath contributed with 21 possessions, 4 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Jayden Laverde (69/63): Taking on the resting Dogs midfielder
Laverde contributed with 12 possessions, 6 grabs and 5 tackles.
Jye Caldwell (67/68): Rotating in midfield
Caldwell contributed with 20 touches, 3 grabs, 4 tackles, booted 0.1 and 3 frees against.
Jake Stringer (60/45): Far off his explosive best… 1.1 from 11 disposals and 3 marks with 4 tackles. Mostly midfield with stints forward.

Jake Kelly (56/54): In defence on Weightman
Kelly added 15 disposals and 5 marks.
Archie Perkins (55/50): Starting on a HFF
Perkins added 12 touches and 6 marks.
Sam Durham (49/55): Playing outside midfield
Durham contributed with 17 touches, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and 3 frees against.
Zach Reid (44/60): Second game… 8 disposals and 3 marks with 4 tackles. In defence on Cordy.

Dylan Shiel (43/33): On for Cox at HT… 11 touches and 3 tackles. Started as the sub.
Shiel also had 2 marks.
Kaine Baldwin (35/43): Playing key forward on O’Brien
Baldwin contributed with 5 possessions, 3 tackles, 2 ruck taps and 1.0.
Ben Hobbs (30/10): Rotating in midfield
Hobbs added 10 touches and 3 grabs.
Nikolas Cox (28/29): Spent some time on the bench in Q2 with a calf injury and subbed off at HT… 3 marks and 7 disposals. Starting on a wing.

Alec Waterman (26/29): Rotating forward
Waterman added 7 possessions and 2 marks.

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