AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2017 Seasons Round 06 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 29 April 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After a frustrating year to date, North Melbourne get their chance to break through for an overdue win when they host the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in AFL Round 6 action.
The Saturday night encounter pits the 17th placed Kangas against the Suns, who are in 12th position on the table and the action gets underway at 7.25PM.
Channel 7 and Fox Footy will broadcast the game, while AFL Live Vision is also available to ALL CrownBet members. Every Match, wherever you are.
North Melbourne head into this without a win and their fans have endured a number of heartbreaking defeats. Three of the Kangaroos five losses have been by under a goal and they somehow went down to Fremantle by five points last weekend, despite leading by seven with two minutes remaining.
It will be interesting to see how much those losses have sapped the group, given that they have worked so hard to establish leads in those games. The other close losses came against quality opponents in the Western Bulldogs and Geelong.
They take on a Gold Coast unit that has been a tad inconsistent to date. The Queensland based side were ordinary in their first two games before thumping Hawthorn by 86 points in Round 3 and Carlton at Etihad Stadium in Round 4 by 26 points.
Gold Coast are the competition’s No.1-ranked centre clearance side compared to the Roos, who are 11th and dominance in this area could be decisive at Etihad. The Suns midfielders will look for Tom Lynch, who sits 7th on the league goal kicking table. The big man had a day out against the Blues the last time he was at Etihad, which was a fortnight ago.
Robbie Tarrant will get the job on the Suns spearhead and the battle between the two will go some way to deciding the game. At the other end of the ground, North’s forwards will look for a way to expose the Suns, who are without key defender Steven May.
However, the Suns back six should find it easier against the Roos, who average 84 points per game, compared to last week’s opponents, Adelaide, who boast an amazing 133 points in their games to date.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: M.Williams, R.Tarrant, A.Mullett
HB: L.Hansen, S.Thompson, L.McDonald
C: J.Macmillan, B.Cunnington, K.Turner
HF: T.Garner, B.Brown, S.Higgins
F: N.Hrovat, M.Wood, J.Simpkin
FOL: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, T.Dumont
I/C: J.Anderson, S.Atley, E.Vickers-Willis, S.Gibson
EMG: R.Clarke, B.Preuss, C.Wagner
IN: S.Higgins, J.Anderson
OUT: A.Swallow, L.Thomas
Gold Coast Suns:
B: J.Harbrow, J.Leslie, J.Joyce
HB: S.Lemmens, K.Kolodjashnij, A.Saad
C: B.Fiorini, G.Ablett, M.Rosa
HF: J.Lyons, T.Lynch, A.Sexton
F: B.Matera, P.Wright, J.Martin
FOL: J.Witts, A.Hall, M.Barlow
I/C: J.Lonergan, T.Miller, C.Ah Chee, J.Bowes
EMG: M.Shaw, K.Brooksby, B.Scheer