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Round 10 wraps up with the North Melbourne Kangaroos looking to make it two wins on the trot against the sporadic Essendon Bombers. Tune into events from Marvel Stadium with live scores on The Roar from 4:40pm (AEDT).
It’s official: the Roos won’t be the first team since Fitzroy in 1964 to go through a VFL-AFL season without a win. The monkey was removed from the back with a thrilling 7-point win over fellow battlers Hawthorn in Tasmania last week, securing David Noble his first points in charge.
However, Melbourne-based North fans haven’t seen a win live since August, 2019. They’ll be hoping the good form they’ve displayed recently can see them rise off the bottom of the ladder.
They may have only won three matches, but the Bombers have shown signs of a bright future thus far in 2021. Under new coach Ben Rutten, the Dons have played some electric footy, ranking third in the league for points heading into the round. Stopping the likes of Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Cale Hooker and surprise packet Harrison Jones will be a tough ask for the Roos’ unheralded backline.
McDonald-Tipungwuti in particular has form in breaking Kangaroo hearts, having kicked a last-gasp winner to clinch a thrilling match back in 2019. The task might fall to captain Jack Ziebell, now permanently stationed across half-back, to ensure the fan favourite Bomber doesn’t have another day out.
B: 15 Jayden Laverde, 17 James Stewart, 10 Aaron Francis
HB: 21 Dyson Heppell (c), 14 Jordan Ridley, 27 Mason Redman
C: 1 Andrew McGrath, 7 Zach Merrett, 13 Nik Cox
HF: 45 Alec Waterman, 23 Harrison Jones, 40 Will Snelling
F: 26 Cale Hooker, 20 Peter Wright, 43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: 34 Andrew Phillips, 3 Darcy Parish, 4 Kyle Langford
INT (from): 11 David Zaharakis, 16 Archie Perkins, 19 Nick Hind, 35 Matt Guelfi
EMG: 24 Nick Bryan, 28 Ned Cahill, 29 Patrick Ambrose, 33 Brayden Ham
IN: Alec Waterman, Nik Cox (R9 medical sub)
OUT: Devon Smith, Brayden Ham
North Melbourne Kangaroos
B: 43 Aaron Hall, 23 Ben McKay, 18 Shaun Atley
HB: 7 Jack Ziebell (c), 19 Josh Walker, 21 Connor Menadue
C: 14 Trent Dumont, 10 Ben Cunnington, 17 Lachie Young
HF: 28 Kayne Turner, 20 Nick Larkey, 44 Cameron Zurhaar
F: 5 Curtis Taylor, 42 Tom Campbell, 26 Tarryn Thomas
FOLL: 22 Todd Goldstein, 9 Luke Davies-Uniacke, 12 Jy Simpkin
INT (from): 1 Jack Mahony, 6 Taylor Garner, 24 Tom Powell, 35 Charlie Lazzaro, 38 Tristan Xerri
EMG: 8 Bailey Scott, 15 Atu Bosenavulagi, 29 Will Phillips, 38 Tristan Xerri