Australian Football League North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints Live Stream Free, AFL 2019 JLT Live Stream. North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints match will be kickoff at Avalon Airport Oval,Werribee VIC, Australia, Saturday 02 March 2019 online, 13:10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
St Kilda’s Good Friday loss to North Melbourne earlier this year saw its season fall into a tailspin, and despite finals being out of the question for both sides, that alone should motivate the Saints. For the Roos, their key forward Ben Brown sits two goals behind Coleman Medal leader and Richmond star Jack Riewoldt going into round 23, so they will likely look for him whenever possible to boost his tally. Furthermore, several players on both sides will be doing all they can to earn a new contract. North has key talls Jarrad Waite and Scott Thompson yet to sign up, and both will want to make compelling cases for new deals. Similarly. Jack Lonie is coming off a four-goal haul against Hawthorn last week and his impressive form in the past few weeks must be making the Saints think hard about signing him on again.
Big Roo Ben Brown will enter the clash knowing how many goals he will need to take home his first Coleman Medal, seeing as this game is the last of the home and away season. He has slowed down in recent weeks, having booted multiple goals once in his past four matches, and will likely need a bag to be victorious.
Every footy season has its bolters, teams that defy the general consensus cast upon it during the preseason on the way to an unlikely finals berth or even a premiership.
West Coast in 2018 is a great example of the sort of the team that gets itself on a surprise roll and ends the season on an unexpected high.
But on the other hand you have your sliders. The disappointments. St Kilda were arguably the AFL’s biggest let-down from this season, not only failing to take that next step into the top eight after two promising seasons of knocking on the door of September action but falling down the ladder in a tailspin.
The Saints finished 16th with just four and a half wins. After a Round 1 victory over the Brisbane Lions, St Kilda didn’t sing the song until Round 13, when they came from behind to knock off the Gold Coast Suns.
In a worrying sign for the future, the gameplan was rigid and uninspiring, and young exciting prospects took steps backwards. Midfield star Jack Steven claimed his fourth Trevor Barker award as St Kilda’s fairest and best player, putting him on par with Robert Harvey and Bill Cubbins from the 1920s.
The Saints bid farewell to a number of players in 2018, one of them Koby Stevens, who retired in July due to ongoing issues caused by repetitive concussion injuries. Despite making his long-awaited debut in Round 20, Nathan Freeman was delisted, along with fellow injury-prone teammate Hugh Goddard.
Nathan Wright, Maverick Weller and Darren Minchington were also cut, as was Sam Gilbert after 208 games. Rookie-listed Irishman Ray Connellan was also axed after failing to play a game with the club.
Entering the trade period with plenty of cash to splash and looking to add some skill and star power to a relatively bleak list, the Saints targeted Sydney’s Dan Hannebery, landing him along with pick 28 in exchange for selection 39 and a future second-rounder. Melbourne goalsneak Dean Kent was also acquired with pick 65, while Tom Hickey was sent to West Coast along with an exchange of picks.
With the fourth selection in the national draft, the Saints opted for impressive young tall Max King, a boyhood St Kilda supporter from the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup. The Saints stayed local with their next pick, grabbing Calder Cannons product Jack Bytel with selection 41.
Widely expected to hold up the rest of the competition on the ladder, the outlook was bleak for North Melbourne heading into the 2018 season.
Coming off just eight wins from their last 32 games and possessing one of the most inexperienced lists in the AFL, the Roos defied all expectations, finishing just one win and percentage out of the top eight.
Brad Scott’s men enjoyed some stirring wins throughout the year, with a number of players enjoying career-best seasons as they challenged for a position in the finals. For the second consecutive year silky midfielder Shaun Higgins won the Syd Barker Medal, beating fellow midfielder Ben Cunnington and vice-captain Robbie Tarrant.
Following a successful stint at the Kangaroos after an injury-ravaged time at Carlton, Jarrad Waite made the decision to hang up the boots after 244 games and 377 goals. After just one year at the club, former Hawk Billy Hartung was surprisingly delisted, as were the untried trio Tom Jeffries, Oscar Junker and Gordon Narrier.
After promising 2017 campaigns, Daniel Nielson, Declan Mountford, Josh Williams and Mitch Hibberd were all axed, having not played a game this year. Alex Morgan was also cut after just one year on the list, while youngster Kyron Hayden was delisted with the promise of being redrafted on the rookie list.
A year after they were unsuccessful in the pursuit of superstar midfielders Dustin Martin and Josh Kelly, the Roos again had plenty of cash to splash once the free agency and trade period opened. With Jordan de Goey spurning the Roos to sign a contract extension with Collingwood, North set their sights on West Coast free agent Andrew Gaff and Port Adelaide speedster Jared Polec.
Gaff appeared set to sign a mega-deal with the Kangaroos before having a change of heart at the 11th hour, throwing list manager Cameron Joyce’s plans into disarray. Polec, on the other hand, was landed along with his Power teammate Jasper Pittard, with the pair traded across in exchange for North’s pick 11 and a future fourth-round pick, getting back selection 48 at the same time.
Young midfielder Ryan Clarke was sent to Sydney for pick 62, on-trading that selection to Melbourne along with backup ruckman Braydon Preuss in exchange for Dom Tyson. Aaron Hall was North’s final acquisition, with selection 68 going back to the Gold Coast Suns.
St Kilda Saints:
FB: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Dylan Roberton
HB: Jimmy Webster, Jake Carlisle, Daniel McKenzie
C: Dan Hannebery, Jack Steele, Jack Billings
HF: Tim Membrey, Josh Bruce, Jade Gresham
FF: Jack Lonie, Paddy McCartin, Ben Long
R: Billy Longer, Seb Ross, Jack Steven
I/C: Jack Newnes, Rowan Marshall, Hunter Clark, Blake Acres
EMG: Max King, Jack Sinclair, Logan Austin, Nick Coffield
FB: Ed Vickers-Willis, Ben McKay, Marley Williams
HB: Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Jasper Pittard
C: Jared Polec, Ben Jacobs, Trent Dumont
HF: Shaun Higgins, Mason Wood, Jy Simpkin
FF: Taylor Garner, Ben Brown, Jack Ziebell
R: Todd Goldstein, Jed Anderson, Ben Cunnington
IC: Paul Ahern, Aaron Hall, Shaun Atley, Dom Tyson
EMG: Scott Thompson, Luke McDonald, Tom Wilkinson, Luke Davies-Uniacke