MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 4: Tom Murphy of the Kangaroos runs with teammates during the North Melbourne Kangaroos training session at Arden St on December 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

North Melbourne: 2018 Best 22

New faces: The most notable fresh face for the Kangaroos is highly-rated draftee Luke Davies-Uniacke, who is expected to slot straight into the midfield. ‘LDU’ is a big-bodied midfielder and is renowned for stepping up on big occasions.

Former Hawk Billy Hartung is a running machine and a strong chance to line up on the wing come Round 1 after being signed as a delisted free agent.

On the fringe: Braydon Preuss and Majak Daw are the most intriguing fringe players, both capable ruckmen who will likely be fighting it out for a spot. Youngsters Jy Simpkin, Ed Vickers-Willis, Mitch Hibberd, Ben McKay and others will also be developed throughout the year.

First picked: Ben Brown

Last picked: Kayne Turner

Best 22

B: Luke McDonald, Scott Thompson, Jamie McMillan
HB: Marley Williams, Robbie Tarrant, Shaun Atley
C: Ben Jacobs, Jack Ziebell, Billy Hartung
HF: Nathan Hrovat, Jarrad Waite, Taylor Garner
F: Mason Wood, Ben Brown, Shaun Higgins
FOL: Todd Goldstein, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Ben Cunnington
I/C: Ryan Clarke, Trent Dumont, Kayne Turner, Declan Mountford

 

 

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