MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Kangaroos head coach Brad Scott during the round 18 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Danny Frawley has unleashed on North Melbourne following their 66-point loss to Collingwood on Saturday afternoon.

In a match billed as a big contest for both sides, the Roos were jumped by the Pies straight out of the gate, and failed to fire a shot on a disappointing afternoon.

Frawley could have made excuses for losing the contested ball count, although the former Richmond coach took an exception to the Roos getting smacked in the tackle count 83-47.

“They can get smashed with possession count and contested ball, but tackling, that had to be their forte yesterday to actually have any chance because on the outside Collingwood was always going to beat them with their speed,” Frawley told the AFL Nation pregame show on Sunday.

“That result was embarrassing for North.

“They had a mare yesterday in the hardness stakes.

“They actually got smashed in the tackling and Brad Scott would be filthy.”

The Roos now sit 10th, one win and 11% outside the eight, and now face a critical clash with West Coast in Tasmania next weekend to keep their finals hopes alive.