AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Gold Coast Suns Live Match are held on Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Sunday 04 May, 13: 10 (AEDT).
After a disastrous start, the Kangaroos have well and truly righted the ship with impressive away wins against Sydney and Fremantle – sitting 5th on the ladder. The Suns have won their last two games against Melbourne and GWS and are just behind North in 6th position.
Gary Ablett sparked the Suns to one of their best wins of 2013 in round 11 with 33 disposals, seven inside 50’s and two goals. Ablett was unstoppable that Saturday afternoon, earning three Brownlow votes with a best on ground performance. Luke Russell and Tom Lynch both chipped in with two goals each in the low scoring 15 point victory..
North have beaten Gold Coast in three of their four matches, although the Suns won last year. The Suns are 3-1 against the line in games vs North. Gary Ablett averages 38 disposals and 2.5 goals per game when playing for Gold Coast against the Roos. North is 10-3 (9-4 at the line) at Etihad Satdium against interstate sides since 2011. Sides coming off a trip to Perth are 2-3 (2-3 against the line) in their next match in 2014.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: Michael Firrito, Nathan Grima, Aaron Mullett
HB: Joel Tippett, Scott D. Thompson, Shaun Atley
C: Nick Dal Santo, Leigh Adams, Sam Gibson
HF: Lindsay Thomas, Aaron Black, Ben Cunnington
F: Majak Daw, Drew Petrie, Lachlan Hansen
Fol: Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Brent Harvey
I/C: Levi Greenwood, Luke McDonald, Brad McKenzie, Ryan Bastinac
EMG: Robin Nahas, Sam Wright, Ben Jacobs
In: Scott D. Thompson
Out: Robin Nahas (omitted)
Gold Coast Suns:
B: Kade Kolodjashnij, Steven May, Greg Broughton
HB: Sean Lemmens, Rory Thompson, Trent McKenzie
C: Matt Shaw, Gary Ablett, Jarrod Harbrow
HF: Aaron Hall, Tom Lynch, Danny Stanley
F: Charlie Dixon, Sam Day, Brandon Matera
Fol: Tom Nicholls, Jaeger O’Meara, David Swallow
I/C: Michael Rischitelli, Harley Bennell, Luke Russell, Dion Prestia
EMG: Tom Murphy, Timmy Sumner, Jeremy Taylor
In: Tom Nicholls, Charlie Dixon, Harley Bennell
Out: Jack Hutrchins (omitted), Timmy Sumner (omitted), Matthew Warnock (omitted)