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Two bitter rivals go head-to-head on a Saturday night as the Essendon Bombers and the North Melbourne Kangaroos resume hostilities at Metricon Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40pm (AEST).
After some unconvincing wins over lesser sides earlier in the year, Essendon made a statement last week with a comprehensive win over Collingwood. While the margin suggests it was a tight affair, the Bombers completely shut down the Pies for three quarters and, with more performances like that, could be a force to be reckoned with in 2020.
North Melbourne looked to be a side to watch out for after the first two rounds, but they’ve been well off the pace since and are looking to avoid a four-game losing streak. The first two of their three losses were by less than two kicks, but they were brushed aside by the Bulldogs last week and need a strong response.
The Bombers made it four straight wins over the Kangaroos last year with a 58-point demolition in Round 5 and a thrilling five-point win in Round 17. The Dons also enjoy playing at Metricon, winning on their last three visits, while North have one of the worst records at the ground (4-3) since redevelopment.
Opening bounce: 7:40pm (AEST)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (except QLD)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: M.Hurley, C.Hooker, M.Gleeson
HB: A.Saad, J.Ridley, C.McKenna
C: B.Ham, A.McGrath, K.Langford
HF: D.Parish, J.Laverde, O.Fantasia
F: A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, S.McKernan, J.Townsend
Foll: A.Phillips, D.Smith, D.Shiel
Bench: D.Zaharakis, W.Snelling, Z.Merrett, M.Hibberd
Emergencies: T.Bellchambers, J.Begley, A.Francis, N.Cahill
B: J.Macmillan, R.Tarrant, S.Atley
HB: J.Pittard, J.Walker, K.Hayden
C: J.Polec, J.Simpkin, T.Dumont
HF: S.Higgins, C.Zurhaar, B.Scott
F: T.Thomas, B.Brown, C.Taylor
Foll: T.Goldstein, L.McDonald, J.Anderson
Bench: P.Ahern, J.Mahony, T.Campbell, A.Hall
Emergencies: M.Williams, A.Bonar, B.McKay, T.Xerri