17.10 (112)
North Melbourne
17.9 (111)
Etihad Stadium


After having a great draw to start last year, North Melbourne have been dealt the opposite for 2017. The Roos had to deal with West Coast in their opener, and now have the Cats, who are off to a hot start. The one positive for Brad Scott’s side is that the game isn’t being played at Simonds Stadium.

Patrick Dangerfield carried on from his hot form of 2016 last week, and considering North Melbourne’s history of playing star¬†midfielders, he could be set for a massive game. In his last outing against the Roos he had a quiet 48 disposals, 13 marks, and two goals.

The Cats are showing signs that they are set for another finals run in 2017. They should go 2-0 this after this one, making North’s start to the year even tougher.

Tip: Cats by 29

Team Line-Ups

IN Darcy Lang
OUTNakia Cockatoo
IN Taylor Garner, Ben Cunnington, Aaron Mullett, Majak Daw
OUTD. Mountford, M. Hibberd, Todd Goldstein, Jarrad Waite
FB 4 Andrew Mackie 13 Tom Lonergan 2 Zach Tuohy
FF 48 Lindsay Thomas 50 Ben Brown 28 Kayne Turner
HB 36 Tom Ruggles 25 L. Henderson 44 Tom Stewart
HF 8 Nathan Hrovat 6 Lachlan Hansen 1 Majak Daw
C 3 Brandan Parfitt 14 Joel Selwood 6 L. McCarthy
C 6 Taylor Garner 10 Ben Cunnington 18 Aaron Mullett
HF 21 Jordan Murdoch 7 Harry Taylor 16 Darcy Lang
HB 34 Jamie Macmillan 25 Robbie Tarrant 18 Shaun Atley
FF 6 Steven Motlop 26 Tom Hawkins 10 Daniel Menzel
FB 2 Marley Williams 16 Scott Thompson 11 Luke McDonald
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Team Stats

356 Disposals 358
135 Contested Possessions 144
189 Kicks 211
167 Handballs 147
20 Free Kicks 25
38 Clearances 35
19 Centre Clearances 13
19 Stoppages 22
57 Inside 50 54
78 Marks 97
14 Marks in 50 14
11 Contested Marks 17
50 Tackles 66
21 Hit-Outs 54

Player Stats

Geelong Cats

Andrew Mackie141024212
Brandan Parfitt74115111
Daniel Menzel104148114
Darcy Lang681422331
George Horlin-Smith8101812212
Harry Taylor3811511
Jackson Thurlow718221
Joel Selwood179264482
Jordan Murdoch6713213
Josh Cowan7310222
Lachie Henderson7512511
Lincoln McCarthy85132
Mark Blicavs981777231
Mitch Duncan1014247151
Patrick Dangerfield152237711611
Rhys Stanley7613314211
Steven Motlop124165124
Tom Hawkins9211525342
Tom Lonergan661222
Tom Ruggles581313
Tom Stewart77142111
Zach Tuohy91625121

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Aaron Mullett9514311
Andrew Swallow56113115
Ben Brown104146231
Ben Cunnington721283117
Braydon Preuss6713446125
Jack Ziebell1131432271
Jamie Macmillan11920711
Jy Simpkin53821212
Kayne Turner9952522
Lachlan Hansen104149
Lindsay Thomas6393252
Luke McDonald8101821111
Majak Daw6410582111
Marley Williams75124131
Nathan Hrovat106167
Robbie Tarrant199289422
Sam Gibson14132761141
Scott Thompson8311422
Shaun Atley128202213
Shaun Higgins15122741721
Taylor Garner921152311
Trent Dumont1410241421


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2.1 (13) 7.6 (48) 12.7 (79) 17.10 (112)
North Melbourne
6.2 (38) 8.6 (54) 16.8 (104) 17.9 (111)