AFL Live North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 08 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium stadium, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 14 May 2017 online, 16:40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Kangaroos desperately need a win to sew up 8th spot on the ladder, while Sydney can press for top spot if they come away with the points.
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After setting the pace in the early parts of 2016, not a lot has gone right for North Melbourne in recent times and the Roos have lost eight of their past 11 games.
The same cannot be said for Sydney, who have won four in a row. The past three of those wins have come at an average margin of 76 points. In Round 21 they powered away to a 70-point win over St Kilda and the star for the Swans was Lance Franklin, who booted six goals.
Franklin sits just three off the pace set by West Coast’s Josh Kennedy in the race for the Coleman Medal. Robbie Tarrant may get the job on Franklin and the key backman was the Kangaroos best player in their 39-point loss to Hawthorn last weekend.
‘Buddy’ has some great form against North Melbourne over the years and once kicked 13 against that side in the days when he was playing for Hawthorn.
The key forward should get plenty of supply from the midfielders further up the ground and the Swans look set to win more of the football than North.
John Longmire’s men rank 2nd in the competition for average disposals compared to North, who are 15th, and with Daniel Hannebery, Luke Parker and Josh Kennedy all in fine form the Swans mids may be hard to stop.
North Melbourne will need big games from Jack Ziebell, Andrew Swallow and Ben Cunnington, who were all serviceable in the loss to the Hawks last weekend.
Brad Scott will also be keen for his side to get off to a better start this weekend after conceding the first 46 points of the Round 21 game.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: M.Williams, R.Tarrant, E.Vickers-Willis
HB: L.Hansen, S.Thompson, J.Macmillan
C: N.Hrovat, B.Cunnington, K.Turner
HF: T.Garner, B.Brown, M.Wood
F: J.Anderson, J.Waite, S.Higgins
FOL: T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell, S.Gibson
I/C: L.McDonald, R.Clarke, T.Dumont, S.Atley
EMG: B.Preuss, C.Wagner, D.Mountford
IN: J.Waite, R.Clarke
OUT: A.Mullett, J.Simpkin
B: N.Smith, H.Grundy, J.Lloyd
HB: H.Marsh, L.Melican, C.Mills
C: I.Heeney, J.Kenned, Z.Jones
HF: G.Hewett, L.Franklin, T.Papley
F: W.Hayward, S.Reid, H.Cunningham
FOLL: S.Naismith, D.Hannebery, L.Parker
I/C: A.Aliir, O.Florent, J.Foote, N.Newman, J.McVeigh, C.Sinclair, D.Towers
IN: J.McVeigh, A.Aliir, D.Towers, H.Marsh, J.Foote, S.Naismith, O.Florent
OUT: J.Laidler (Achilles), G.Rohan (Concussion), B.Jack (Omitted), J.Rose (Omitted)