North Melbourne
16.11 (107)
Gold Coast
14.10 (94)
Etihad Stadium


It was another case of heartbreak for North Melbourne supporters on the weekend. They again lost by a close margin, and slipped to 0-5. Gold Coast didn’t have a good time of it either, getting destroyed by the Crows.

The Suns have won three out of their past four games against the Roos, a record which they will want to extend and improve upon. They have not met at Etihad since 2014, a game that Gary Ablett Jnr (28 disposals and four goals) dominated.

The midfield battle should be an intriguing one, with no side clearly better than the other in this department. The winner of the midfield battle could very well decide the game.

With growing pressure on Brad Scott, expect North Melbourne to play with a little more fire in this one. Their late game execution may again be put to the test, but this time they may do it right.

Tip: Roos by 9.

Team Line-Ups

IN Shaun Higgins, Jed Anderson
OUTAndrew Swallow, Lindsay Thomas
IN Jesse Lonergan
OUTDavid Swallow
FB 2 Marley Williams 25 Robbie Tarrant 18 Aaron Mullett
FF 3 Brandon Matera 30 Peter Wright 4 Jack Martin
HB 6 Lachlan Hansen 16 Scott Thompson 11 Luke McDonald
HF 25 Jarryd Lyons 19 Tom J. Lynch 6 Alex Sexton
C 34 Jamie Macmillan 10 Ben Cunnington 28 Kayne Turner
C 8 Brayden Fiorini 4 Gary Ablett 3 Matt Rosa
HF 6 Taylor Garner 50 Ben Brown 4 Shaun Higgins
HB 23 Sean Lemmens 10 K. Kolodjashnij 42 Adam Saad
FF 8 Nathan Hrovat 32 Mason Wood 12 Jy Simpkin
FB 5 Jarrod Harbrow 21 Jack Leslie 38 Jesse Joyce
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Team Stats

379 Disposals 390
138 Contested Possessions 131
202 Kicks 203
177 Handballs 187
20 Free Kicks 20
34 Clearances 39
13 Centre Clearances 17
21 Stoppages 22
61 Inside 50 55
97 Marks 91
15 Marks in 50 12
14 Contested Marks 7
61 Tackles 59
33 Hit-Outs 40

Player Stats

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Aaron Mullett1592441
Ben Brown134178321162
Ben Cunnington391225
Ed Vickers-Willis2121432
Jack Ziebell12122461251
Jamie Macmillan1071731151
Jed Anderson5510231
Jy Simpkin62831211
Kayne Turner881681412
Lachlan Hansen8816811
Luke McDonald1151642311
Marley Williams610161121
Mason Wood77145151
Nathan Hrovat1572243152
Robbie Tarrant10717523
Sam Gibson1110213121
Scott Thompson8513511
Shaun Atley581321
Shaun Higgins17112852161
Taylor Garner158231121
Todd Goldstein79166304111
Trent Dumont81422333

Gold Coast Suns

Aaron Hall991813
Adam Saad78152214
Alex Sexton1511267111
Brandon Matera8614611221
Brayden Fiorini813214114
Callum AhChee56113142
Gary Ablett261945333911
Jack Bowes71421511
Jack Leslie841271
Jack Martin129215232
Jarrod Harbrow177247141
Jarrod Witts17813434
Jarryd Lyons1114254251
Jesse Joyce7512312
Jesse Lonergan67133121
Matt Rosa26821
Matt Shaw72932
Michael Barlow1113244122
Peter Wright10414862
Sean Lemmens85134313
Tom J. Lynch831172231
Touk Miller1015253241