Australian Football League (AFL) Live Brisbane Lions vs North Melbourne Kangaroos match will be kick off at GABBA, Brisbane,Saturday 28 june 2014 online, 19:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
After back-to-back wins a couple of weeks ago the same-old disappointing Lions have returned with pitiful losses to GWS and then Freo in the wet. They sit 17th on the ladder at 3-10, only .5% above St Kilda. Whilst Brisbane are ordinary, North are an enigma – mixing flashes of greatness (vs West Coast, Fremantle, Sydney, Port) with extended periods of mediocrity ( vs Adelaide, Gold Coast, Collingwood). They’re 7th on the ladder and if they have any designs on a top four berth then a big win here is imperative.
A quirk of the draw sees these two sides play each-other only six rounds since their last encounter. North smashed Brisbane by 87-points in round 9 with the ageless Brent Harvey amassing 39 disposals and two goals whilst Aaron Black kicked three goals and Lindsay Thomas four. For the Lions only Josh Green, Michael Close and Claye Beams kicked majors (yikes – that is an unconventional trio).
North Melbourne and the Lions have met 29 times with it all locked up at 14-14 with one draw. The Kangaroos have won four of the last five matches between the two. Since 2010, North is 5-2 (3-4 against the line) vs Brisbane. Brisbane has won the last five games against North at the Gabba – stretching back to 2007. Brent Harvey, Michael Firrito, Drew Petrie and Daniel Wells are the only surviving Kangaroos from their last win at the Gabba in 2005. Brisbane, St Kilda and GWS have all had the same amount of points scored against them this year – 1411 at 109 per game. The Lions average only 67 points per game at home this year.
B Justin Clarke, Matt Maguire, Joel Patfull
HB Ryan Harwood, Daniel McStay, Jed Adcock
C Marco Paparone, Tom Rockliff, Sam Mayes
HF Dayne Zorko, Jack Redden, Lewis Taylor
F Rohan Bewick, Michael Close, Ryan Lester
FOLL Stefan Martin, Daniel Merrett, Pearce Hanley
I/C James Aish, Josh Green, Ashley McGrath, Claye Beams
EMG Jack Crisp, Jordan Lisle, Zac O’Brien
IN Daniel McStay, Ryan Lester, James Aish, Ashley McGrath
OUT Tom Cutler (Omitted), Zac O’Brien (Omitted),Nick Robertson (Omitted), Darcy Gardiner (rested)
B Luke McDonald, Scott D. Thompson, Lachlan Hansen
HB Shaun Atley, Michael Firrito, Aaron Mullett
C Sam Gibson, Andrew Swallow, Levi Greenwood
HF Nick Dal Santo, Aaron Black, Brent Harvey
F Ben Cunnington, Drew Petrie, Lindsay Thomas
FOLL Todd Goldstein, Jack Ziebell, Ryan Bastinac
I/C Brad McKenzie, Leigh Adams, Max Warren, Ben Brown
EMG Liam Anthony, Ben Jacobs, Majak Daw
IN Max Warren
OUT Robin Nahas (Shoulder)