AFL 2014 Live GWS Giants vs North Melbourne Kangaroos match will be kick off at StarTrack Oval, Canberra,Saturday 09 August 2014 online, Time 13:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
GWS have host of best 22 regulars succumb to season-ending injuries in recent weeks with Tom Scully, Jeremy Cameron, Lachie Whitfield, Stephen Coniglio and Tim Mohr all undergoing surgery meaning their depth will be tested. Josh Hunt will need to pass a fitness test on his leg after his subbed out against the Tigers. For North, Nathan Grima could be ready to return to the senior side after his foot injury whilst Mason Wood, Taylor Hine, Trent Dumont and Liam Anthony continue to push for a senior call up.
North have the fifth stingiest defence in the league – allowing just 80 points per game this year. They’re sixth on the ladder with a 10-8 record having won three out of their last six games. The Kangaroos are 6-4 head to head and against the line vs bottom-ten teams this year. The Giants are third-last with a 4-14 record having lost five on the trot– although all four of those sides are in the top eight. They’re 1-6 (but a great 5-2 against the line) vs top-eight sides in 2014.
North was a class above when they faced the Giants in round 14 last year cruising to a 86-point victory. Brent Harvey helped himself to three Brownlow votes thanks to 24 disposals, seven marks and three goals. Drew Petrie slotted five goals from ten kicks whilst Lindsay Thomas kicked four as the Kangaroos had 35 scoring shots to just 14. For the Giants, Setanta O’hAilpin kicked two goals and Toby Greene had 25 touches.
B: Matt Buntine, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB: Zac Williams, Lachie Plowman, Adam Kennedy
C: Toby Greene, Adam Treloar, Will Hoskin-Elliott
HF: Tomas Bugg, Adam Tomlinson, Tom Boyd
F: Devon Smith, Jonathon Patton, Jed Lamb
Fol: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Rhys Palmer
I/C: Joshua Kelly, Dylan Shiel, Tim Golds, Jono O’Rourke
Emg: Cameron McCarthy, James Stewart, Mark Whiley
In: Matt Buntine, Jed Lamb
Out: Sam Frost (omitted), Josh Hunt (hip)
B Michael Firrito, Scott D.Thompson, Luke McDonald
HB Shaun Atley, Lachlan Hansen, Sam Wright
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Levi Greenwood
HF Nick Dal Santo, Aaron Black, Brent Harvey
F Ben Brown, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
Fol Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell
I/C Ryan Bastinac, Ben Jacobs, Leigh Adams, Kayne Turner
Emg Nathan Grima, Mason Wood, Aaron Mullett
In Ben Brown, Kayne Turner
Out Aaron Mullett (Omitted), Majak Daw (omitted)