AFL Live GWS Giants vs North Melbourne Kangaroos Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 12 Match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia Saturday 20 June 2015 online, 16.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The depleted Giants look to keep their finals chances in tact when they host a North Melbourne side that has lost three of its past four games.
The Giants have been forced into bulk changes due to injury. Joel Patfull (ribs), Shane Mumford (ankle), Stephen Coniglio (shoulder), Phil Davis (ankle), James Stewart (omit) and Will Hoskin-Elliot (omit) are all out. Those injured players join Adam Tomlinson and Jon Patton as members of the best 22 who are missing. Aidan Corr, Rhys Palmer, Andrew Phillips, Caleb Marchbank, Jack Steele and Rory Lobb all come in. The Roos have added outside runners Nick Dal Santo and Shaun Atley for Scott McMahon and Ryan Bastinac. North is without just Daniel Wells and Nathan Grima from its ideal line-up.
GWS is 7-4 and sixth on the table but have lost two of their last three games. They rank fifth in most points scored and eighth in most points conceded this season. They are 2-3 (3-2 against the line) vs top eight teams in 2015. North is 5-6 to be 12th on the ladder. They rank ninth in points scored and sixth in most points conceded this season. They are 2-5 both head-to-head and at the line vs top eight teams so far this season.
The Kangaroos have beaten the Giants by 75, 86, 28 and 139 points in their four match-ups (3-1 against the line). The Giants have a 8-16 (15-9 against the line) record at Spotless Stadium. North Melbourne is 7-10 both head-to-head and against the line outside of Victoria (other than Hobart) since the start of 2013. All four match-ups have totalled over 172.5 points. North Melbourne is 9-2 both head to head and against the line following a loss in 2014-15. The Giants are 5-0 (4-1 against the line following) their last five defeats. Drew Petrie has kicked 10 goals in his last two games against the Giants. North Melbourne is 1-4 both H2H and against the line when starting a road favourite since the start of 2012.
GWS’ injuries could derail their second half of the year and will definitely have an adverse effect this week. North Melbourne won well against West Coast a fortnight ago and battled hard against the Swans last week. Todd Goldstein is the best ruckman in the competition right now and will give North a massive advantage at the stoppages whilst Petrie, Brown and Waite should manhandle the inexperienced GWS defenders. The Wolf has liked GWS all year but like any great judges, knows when to jump off a sinking ship and that starts this week! It has been raining on Thursday and Friday in Sydney and the forecast says more rain on Saturday, so take the unders 172.5 total match points line whilst you can!
B: N. Wilson, A. Corr, T. Bugg
HB: M. Buntine, N. Haynes, H. Shaw
C: R. Palmer, C. Ward, D. Smith
HF: T. Greene, C. McCarthy, R. Griffen
F: J. Kelly, J. Cameron, L. Whitfield
Foll: A. Phillips, D. Shiel, T. Scully
Inter: A. Treloar, R. Lobb, J. Steele, C. Marchbank
Emerg: Z. Williams, J. Barrett, C. Hampton
In: R. Palmer, A. Phillips, A. Corr, J. Steele, C. Marchbank, R. Lobb
Out: J. Patfull, S. Mumford, P. Davis, W. Hoskin-Elliott, S. Coniglio, J. Stewart
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: L. Hansen, R. Tarrant, M. Firrito
HB: B. Jacobs, S. Thompson, N. Dal Santo
C: S. Wright, A. Swallow, J. Macmillan
HF: S. Higgins, J. Waite, B. Harvey
F: L. Thomas, D. Petrie, B. Brown
Foll: T. Goldstein, B. Cunnington, J. Ziebell
Inter: T. Dumont, S. Gibson, S. Atley, R. Nahas
Emerg: M. Daw, S. McMahon, R. Bastinac
In: N. Dal Santo, S. Atley
Out: S. McMahon, R. Bastinac