Australian Football League (AFL) Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints match will be kick off at Blundstone Arena, Hobart,Saturday 12 july 2014 online, 14:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Roos are hopeful that Jack Ziebell will return from a knee injury but will have to pass a fitness test with Aaron Mullett and Trent Dumont. The Saints have a host of injury concerns with Jack Steven ruled out for a month with a thigh injury. Others in their best 22 missing will be Nathan Wright, Eli Templeton, Sam Gilbert and Jarryn Geary. Much maligned forward Tom Lee looks could miss the rest of the year with a shoulder complaint.
North stunned the Hawks last weekend to announce themselves as a genuine finals threat. They are 9-6 in 7th spot but have perhaps the easiest run home out of all the finals contenders – Carlton, Geelong, GWS, Bulldogs, Adelaide, Melbourne. Whilst the Saints are in a hole. They rank 16th in points per game and last in points conceded per game. They’ve lost ten in a row with the last nine being by over five goals. They are averaging 60-points per game in their last six weeks.
North got out of the blocks in smart fashion in round 10 against the Saints last year. They had a whopping 16 scoring shots to one to get out to a 55-point lead at the first change. Aaron Black kicked five majors whilst Brent Harvey and Drew Petrie kicked four goals each. For the Saints Nick Riewoldt and Rhys Stanley kicked multiple goals in the 68-point defeat.
B Luke McDonald, Scott D. Thompson, Scott McMahon
HB Shaun Atley, Lachlan Hansen, Michael Firrito
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Sam Wright
HF Brent Harvey, Aaron Black, Nick Dal Santo
F Ben Brown, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
FOLL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Levi Greenwood
I/C Ryan Bastinac, Ben Jacobs, Leigh Adams,Aaron Mullett
EMG Brad McKenzie, Trent Dumont, Majak Daw
IN Aaron Mullett
OUT Liam Anthony (Omitted)
B Sam Fisher, Luke Delaney, Sean Dempster
HB Shane Savage, James Gwilt, Dylan Roberton
C Jack Newnes, Lenny Hayes, Leigh Montagna
HF Luke Dunstan, Nick Riewoldt, David Armitage
F Adam Schneider, Rhys Stanley, Jack Billings
FOLL Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Maverick Weller
I/C Farren Ray, Tom Curren, Sam Dunell,Cameron Shenton
EMG Clinton Jones, Josh Saunders, Darren Minchington
IN Sam Fisher, Lenny Hayes, Tom Hickey, Tom Curren
OUT Darren Minchington (Omitted), Trent Dennis-Lane (Omitted), Jack Steven (Thigh), Billy Longer (Omitted)