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The in-form North Melbourne Kangaroos welcome the GWS Giants to Blundstone Arena today, looking to continue their winning ways. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 3:20pm (AEST).
North Melbourne have won the past three games they have been involved in, and all of sudden, everything looks much brighter than it did at the beginning of the season.
Rhyce Shaw has done a solid job as caretaker coach so far, and he continued in that fashion last weekend.
North Melbourne are coming off a fairly decent result against the Gold Coast Suns, where they left Metricon Stadium as 27-point winners.
Ben Cunnington continued his superb season, as the midfielder accumulated a total of 31 disposals for the match.
The most impressive aspect from the performance was that Ben Brown, Tarryn Thomas, Kayne Turner, Mason Wood and Jack Ziebell were all able to kick two majors each.
The Kangaroos have been criticised of relying too heavily on Brown in the past, but that was not the case against the Suns.
In team news this week for North Melbourne, Taylor Garner replaces the injured Shaun Higgins. After 12 rounds, North Melbourne have secured five wins.
As for the Giants, Leon Cameron’s side are coming off a 21-point loss to the Adelaide Crows.
It is a difficult task defeating the Crows at the Adelaide Oval, but there is no denying the Giants would have felt confident in doing so.
Tim Taranto and Josh Kelly were elite throughout the match, as they both found the ball more than 30 times.
Kelly also had an impact on the scoreboard, as he kicked two majors for the game. Harry Himmelberg finished the game with two majors next to his name, also.
In team news this week for the Giants, Toby Greene, Jake Stein and Matt Buntine come into the side. Daniel Lloyd (omitted), Nick Haynes (injury) and Isaac Cumming (injury) make way.
After 12 rounds, the Giants have secured eight wins.
The Kangaroos did defeat the Giants last season down in Tasmania, and with the form they are currently in, they will back themselves in to achieve the same result.
North Melbourne by 10 points.
Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 3:20pm (AEST).
When: 3:20pm (AEST)
Where: Blundstone Arena, Hobart
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Kangaroos $2.39, Giants $1.53
North Melbourne Kangaroos
B: Williams, Thompson, Pittard
HB: Atley, Tarrant, Turner
C: Dumont, Anderson, Polec
HF: Zurhaar, Wood, Simpkin
F: Larkey, Brown, Thomas
FOLL: Goldstein, Cunnington, Ziebell
I/C: Garner, Davies-Uniacke, McDonald, Durdin
B: Williams, Davis, Shaw
HB: Tomlinson, Taylor, Stein
C: Deledio, Taranto, Kennedy
HF: De Boer, Cameron, Perryman
F: Finlayson, Himmelberg, Coniglio
FOLL: Mumford, Kelly, Hopper
I/C: Greene, Buntine, Reid, Daniels