Sunday’s second and last AFL Round 10 match is between North Melbourne Kangaroos and St Kilda Saints with the game to be played at Etihad Stadium. The opening bounce is set to commence at 4:40pm local time with home team North Melbourne Kangaroos currently holding favouritism. View our AFL live scores, odds and results for the game between North Melbourne Kangaroos and St Kilda Saints.
WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Sunday 2nd June, 4:40pm
Opening odds comparison:
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St Kilda Saints
It’s North Melbourne vs St. Kilda on Sunday, 4.40pm at the MCG. North Melbourne will go into this match as favourites, although the Saints are in with a fighting chance if they can join the dots in attack. The Kangaroos continue to worry their supporters, after somehow managing to lose to the Crows last week with only seconds on the clock. If they can ever manage to finish off a game in style, however, it may be this week as Brent harvey celebrates 350 games and Daniel Wells celebrates 200.
North Melbourne Kangaroos:
B: Lachlan Hansen, Scott D. Thompson, Scott McMahon
HB: Daniel Wells, Nathan Grima, Michael Firrito
C: Sam Gibson, Shaun Atley, Jamie Macmillan
HF: Ben Cunnington, Drew Petrie, Brent Harvey
F: Lindsay Thomas, Aaron Black, Leigh Adams
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Andrew Swallow, Ryan Bastinac
Int (from): Will Sierakowski, Levi Greenwood, Sam Wright, Jordan Gysberts, Aaron Mullett, Taylor Hine, Majak Daw
In: L.Greenwood, W.Sierakowski, J.Gysberts, T.Hine
Out: J.Ziebell (suspension)
St Kilda Saints:
B: James Gwilt, Rhys Stanley, Jack Newnes
HB: Sean Dempster, Sam Fisher, Jimmy Webster
C: Jarryn Geary, Nick Dal Santo, Dylan Roberton
HF: Sebastian Ross, Arryn Siposs, David Armitage
F: Ahmed Saad, Nick Riewoldt, Stephen Milne
Foll: Ben McEvoy, Leigh Montagna, Jack Steven
Int (from): Josh Saunders, Nathan Wright, Beau Maister, Tom Hickey, Jackson Ferguson, Clinton Jones, Farren Ray
In: D.Armitage, J.Ferguson, N.Wright, J.Saunders
Out: L.Hayes (calf)
North drop Daw for AFL game against Saints
North Melbourne on Friday dropped Majak Daw following the first-year player’s modest haul of two disposals in last week’s AFL loss to Adelaide.
The 22-year-old ruck/forward has played six games in his debut season as the first Sudanese-born player to make it into the AFL.
North will also be without suspended midfielder Jack Ziebell for Sunday’s Etihad Stadium clash with St Kilda.
The Kangaroos have recalled Will Sierakowski and Taylor Hine.
North and St Kilda will both be hoping to celebrate milestones in suitable fashion.
Leigh Montagna will play his 200th game for the Saints while North’s Brent Harvey becomes the 13th player in league history to reach the 350-game mark, with Daniel Wells lining up for his 200th match.
North (3-6) and St Kilda (2-7) are both losing touch with the top eight.
The Saints have dropped Beau Maister and Clint Jones and Lenny Hayes has a calf injury.
David Armitage, Nathan Wright and 20-year-old debutant defender Jackson Ferguson come into the side.
St Kilda coach Scott Watters says the 195cm Ferguson is being groomed as a key defender.
Ferguson is originally from the Pennant Hills club in Sydney which boasts St Kilda’s Lenny Hayes, Sydney’s Jarrad McVeigh and ex-Bomber Mark McVeigh.
“He only started playing the game at 14 years of age and his improvement over the past 24 months has been a positive,” Watters told saints.com.au.
Melbourne fans could be facing another big defeat on Sunday but at least they’ll get a glimpse of the club’s future as Jack Fitzpatrick plays his first game of the season.
The 21-year-old ruckman, who stands 200cm tall, has played only three AFL matches.
Melbourne, who have won one game in the first nine rounds, finalised their team on Friday with Fitzpatrick and former Port onballer David Rodan among six inclusions.
The Demons, with coach Mark Neeld under increasing pressure to avoid a mid-season sacking, host premiership favourites Hawthorn at the MCG on Sunday.
Hawthorn have recalled defender Grant Birchall and ruckman David Hale for Max Bailey and Jack Gunston (calf).