Australian Football League Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 06 math will be kick off at Blundstone Arena, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Saturday 09 May 2015 online, 13.45pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Cats are looking to avoid their worst start to a season since 2006 and face a surging Magpies team that is sitting in second on the ladder.
The Roos are looking for Jarrad Waite (hamstring) to return after missing last week. Lachie Hansen is very likely to play his first game for the season. Majak Daw is another big man putting his hand up whilst Luke McDonald (leg) and Daniel Wells (Achilles) are also chances. The Tigers need Brett Deledio (calf) and Ben Griffiths (calf) to return with Matt Dea, Matt McDonough and Matt Thomas performing well in the VFL.
The Kangaroos are 12th on the ladder with wins over Geelong and Brisbane and three losses; Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn. They rank second in handballs, 14th in kicks per game and have given up the 15th most points in 2015. The Tigers are one step above them on the ladder with wins over the lowly Carlton and Brisbane and losses to the Bulldogs, Melbourne and Geelong.
North Melbourne has won four in a row against Richmond. Since 2010, North hold a 5-1 head-to-head and against the line advantage. The Kangaroos are 4-2 head to head (3-3 ATL) in Hobart. Since 2012, Richmond is 13-7 (12-8 against the line) when playing interstate – going 6-2 head-to-head and at the line in 2014-15. The last five match-ups have finished with a total of over 194-points and an average of 202-pts. Drew Petrie has kicked 22 goals in his last five games against Richmond.
On face value, North Melbourne at the line looks delicious. They are a better team than Richmond at the moment and should be able to break this game open with their run and carry. Richmond’s midfield is a bit one dimensional and should be found out against a more hardened North outfit. North have struggled to restrict their opposition from putting up big scores, but should be able to do so against a lacklustre Richmond attack.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: Lachlan Hansen, Scott D. Thompson, Michael Firrito
HB: Shaun Atley, Robbie Tarrant, Sam Wright
C: Mason Wood, Jack Ziebell, Jamie Macmillan
HF: Brent Harvey, Jarrad Waite, Shaun Higgins
F: Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Ben Brown
FOL: Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Andrew Swallow
I/C: Ryan Bastinac, Luke McDonald, Robin Nahas, Sam Gibson
EMG: Ben Jacobs, Trent Dumont, Kayne Turner
IN: Lachlan Hansen, Jarrad Waite, Luke McDonald
OUT: Aaron Black (Omitted), Kayne Turner (Omitted), Ben Jacobs (Omitted)
B: David Astbury, Jake Batchelor, Alex Rance
HB: Bachar Houli, Troy Chaplin, Taylor Hunt
C: Brandon Ellis, Trent Cotchin, Kamdyn McIntosh
HF: Steven Morris, Shane Edwards, Anthony Miles
F: Brett Deledio, Jack Riewoldt, Ben Griffiths
FOL: Ivan Maric, Dustin Martin, Shaun Grigg
I/C: Chris Newman, Nathan Gordon, Nick Vlastuin, Dylan Grimes
EMG: Matt Dea, Shaun Hampson, Ben Lennon
IN: Brett Deledio, Ben Griffiths, Nathan Gordon, Dylan Grimes
OUT: Ty Vickery (Omitted), Ben Lennon (Omitted), Corey Ellis (Leg), Sam Lloyd (Omitted)