AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs West Coast Eagles Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 01 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Sunday 26 March 2017 online, 13.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
West Coast were stunned by eventual premiers Western Bulldogs at home in an elimination final which ended their 2016 campaign.
The Kangaroos, meanwhile, dished up yet another pathetic finals campaign as they went out in round one to the Adelaide Crows.
Both sides will be looking to start 2017 on a brighter note at Etihad Stadium this Sunday.
Both have made significant changes to their lists over the off season with West Coast strengthening their group through the additions of Sam Mitchell (Hawks) and Drew Petrie (Roos) and both will fit beautifully into the mould at West Coast.
North Melbourne cleaned the house over the off season and sent many club greats packing. A disloyal move in some people’s eyes, but a decision made in the best interests of the future.
North Melbourne is in a rebuilding phase and West Coast look primed for a serious crack at the premiership. No Nic Nat is a loss for the Eagles but I can only see North Melbourne winning the hit outs in the contest and being belted in every other stat including the scoreboard.
West Coast has too much class all over the ground. Mitchell strengthens the midfield enormously and the Eagles’ forward line is extremely potent with the likes of Coleman Medallist Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling, Mark Lecras and Drew Petrie all up forward.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B M.Hibberd, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald
HB M.Williams, L.Hansen, S.Atley
C J.Macmillan, T.Dumont, J.Simpkin
HF N.Hrovat, J.Waite, D.Mountford
F L.Thomas, B.Preuss, S.Higgins
Foll T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, A.Swallow
Inter from: R.Clarke, S.Thompson, S.Durdin, K.Turner E.Vickers-Willis, S.Gibson, B.Brown
West Coast Eagles:
B S.Hurn, E.Mackenzie, B.Sheppard
HB J.Nelson, J.McGovern, S.Wellingham
C E.Yeo, M.Priddis, A.Gaff
HF M.LeCras, J.Darling, L.Jetta
FJ.Cripps, J.Kennedy, J.Hill
Foll N.Vardy, L.Shuey, S.Mitchell
Inter from: D.Sheed, C.Masten, J.Redden, D.Petrie W.Schofield, M.Hutchings, T.Barrass