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North Melbourne Kangaroos

Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos leads his team onto the field. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The North Melbourne Kangaroos were one of three clubs admitted to the AFL in 1925. The Kangaroos have won four AFL flags, with success coming in 1975 and 1977, then again in 1996 and 1999. The club currently plays a handful of games in the Tasmanian capital, Hobart.

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A strong finish to last season saw caretaker coach Rhyce Shaw handed the reins full-time ahead of 2020 and had many predicting further improvement or, at the very least, consistent competitiveness from the Kangaroos.

But, despite starting 2-0, 2020 couldn’t have gone any worse for North Melbourne. Their only win after Round 2 came against wooden spooners Adelaide and the last third of the season saw the bottom fall out completely as they became worryingly uncompetitive. The disaster saw an unprecedented list cull once the season was complete as the club looks to begin a huge rebuild.

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Senior coach: Rhyce Shaw
Captain: Jack Ziebell
2020 finish: 17th
2020 best and fairest: TBC
2020 leading goalkicker: Cameron Zurhaar (18)
Premierships: 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999

2020 Team List
Majak Daw, Marley Williams, Jed Anderson, Shaun Higgins, Ben Jacobs, Taylor Garner, Jack Ziebell, Bailey Scott, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Ben Cunnington, Luke McDonald, Jy Simpkin, Jared Polec, Trent Dumont, Paul Ahern, Aiden Bonar, Jasper Pittard, Shaun Atley, Josh Walker, Nick Larkey, Dom Tyson, Todd Goldstein, Ben McKay, Sam Durdin, Robbie Tarrant, Tarryn Thomas, Will Walker, Kayne Turner, Charlie Comben, Curtis Taylor, Mason Wood, Ed Vickers-Willis, Jamie Macmillan, Jack Mahony, Joel Crocker, Kyron Hayden, Tristan Xerri, Flynn Perez, Tom Murphy, Matthew McGuinness, Tom Campbell, Aaron Hall, Cameron Zurhaar, Lachlan Hosie, Ben Brown

Trent Dumont of the Kangaroos celebrates kicking a goal

(Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

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