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The North Melbourne Kangaroos are looking for a big response after humiliation last week, but they’re up against the much-improved Adelaide Crows. Stay up to date with their AFL clash with live scores on The Roar from 1:10pm (AEST).
The Kangaroos had been the heavy wooden spoon favourites coming into 2021, but became the unbackable favourites after a shocking 128-point defeat to the Bulldogs on Good Friday. North haven’t come within a hectare of any of their three opponents in 2021 and now suffer the ignominy of being rank outsiders against the reigning wooden spooners just four rounds into the new year.
Adelaide, conversely, look to be a whole new side and have the chance to have matched their win total from a year ago inside the first month of the season. They dug deep after falling well behind Gold Coast in the first quarter last week to squeeze out a memorable ten-point win and will back themselves to put another four points on the board this afternoon and continue their impressive revival.
North Melbourne torched the Crows by 69 points when these sides met last season – their only win from their last 18 matches. They’ve won three of their last four against Adelaide, however, and haven’t lost to them at Docklands Stadium since 2013.
B: Aiden Bonar, Ben McKay, Shaun Atley
HB: Jack Ziebell, Josh Walker, Luke McDonald
C: Jy Simpkin, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Tom Powell
HF: Charlie Lazzaro, Cameron Zurhaar, Tarryn Thomas
F: Jack Mahony, Nick Larkey, Jaidyn Stephenson
FOL: Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Will Phillips
I/C: Bailey Scott, Kayne Turner, Kyron Hayden, Aaron Hall
EMG: Curtis Taylor, Atu Bosenavulagi, Lachie Young, Tom Campbell
B: Jake Kelly, Jordon Butts, Luke Brown
HB: Tom Doedee, Brodie Smith, Will Hamill
C: Lachlan Scholl, Ben Keays, Paul Seedsman
HF: James Rowe, Billy Frampton, Tom Lynch
F: Shane McAdam, Taylor Walker, Lachlan Murphy
FOL: Reilly O’Brien, Rory Laird, Sam Berry
I/C: Ned McHenry, Harry Schoenberg, Darcy Fogarty, Andrew McPherson
EMG: Chayce Jones, David Mackay, Nick Murray, Elliott Himmelberg