North Melbourne
22.13 (145)
13.8 (86)
Blundstone Arena


Brad Scott’s men finally won their first game last weekend, while the Don Pyke led Crows took home their sixth straight.

Adelaide’s play has been unbelievable to date, with only the Power getting within 20 points of them. Their forward line is the best in the competition, while the midfield is firing on all cylinders. The ability of their back six to create turnovers and quickly rebound has also been crucial.

North Melbourne have been better than their record suggests and we have seen some serious talent from their youngsters. However, their record against the Crows is not great. They have lost five of their past seven games against the ladder leaders. The most recent clash was in last year’s elimination final, a game in which Adelaide won by 62.

The game will be played at Blundstone Arena, which will play in the Roos’ favour. Despite this Adelaide should be too strong, and too experienced in this one.

Tip: Crows by 34

Team Line-Ups

IN Corey Wagner, Jarrad Waite, Ryan Clarke
OUTTaylor Garner, Jy Simpkin, Aaron Mullett
IN Riley Knight
OUTWayne Milera
FB 2 Marley Williams 25 Robbie Tarrant 33 E. Vickers-Willis
FF 23 Charlie Cameron 4 Josh Jenkins 18 Eddie Betts
HB 6 Lachlan Hansen 16 Scott Thompson 34 Jamie Macmillan
HF 14 David Mackay 13 Taylor Walker 27 Tom Lynch
C 8 Nathan Hrovat 10 Ben Cunnington 18 Shaun Atley
C 22 Andy Otten 26 Richard Douglas 21 Rory Atkins
HF 28 Kayne Turner 50 Ben Brown 32 Mason Wood
HB 29 Rory Laird 12 Daniel Talia 33 Brodie Smith
FF 41 Corey Wagner 30 Jarrad Waite 4 Shaun Higgins
FB 16 Luke Brown 15 Kyle Hartigan 8 Jake Lever
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Team Stats

388 Disposals 389
161 Contested Possessions 168
218 Kicks 195
170 Handballs 194
23 Free Kicks 16
47 Clearances 34
23 Centre Clearances 11
24 Stoppages 23
79 Inside 50 56
77 Marks 69
12 Marks in 50 9
11 Contested Marks 16
90 Tackles 50
45 Hit-Outs 38

Player Stats

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Ben Brown4711351321
Ben Cunnington1415291162
Corey Wagner2211
Ed Vickers-Willis48121134
Jack Ziebell163192251
Jamie Macmillan128203213
Jarrad Waite17522812662
Jed Anderson4913214
Kayne Turner1081823151
Lachlan Hansen116179313
Luke McDonald14102421
Marley Williams8513221
Mason Wood14102410523
Nathan Hrovat127193611
Robbie Tarrant116178112
Ryan Clarke71219251
Sam Gibson911202116
Scott Thompson14102410131
Shaun Atley781521121
Shaun Higgins1361931421
Todd Goldstein58131393161
Trent Dumont10818212822

Adelaide Crows

Andy Otten79166115
Brad Crouch12122435
Brodie Smith931221
Charlie Cameron951411212
Curtly Hampton59143
Daniel Talia111324912
David Mackay8816211
Eddie Betts94131523
Jake Kelly661221
Jake Lever9413521411
Josh Jenkins103136211222
Kyle Hartigan9918521
Luke Brown941322
Matt Crouch122638514
Richard Douglas1713304342
Riley Knight3582
Rory Atkins101020311211
Rory Laird11263732
Rory Sloane99183124
Sam Jacobs910194351211
Taylor Walker43743111
Tom Lynch7310221