Saturday’s first AFL 2016 Round 8 match is between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos with the game to be played at the Etihad Stadium. The opening bounce is set to commence at 13:45 local time with the away team North Melbourne Kangaroos currently holding favouritism. View our AFL live scores, stream, odds and results for the game between Essendon Bombers and North Melbourne Kangaroos.
When: 13:45 | Saturday 14/05/2016
Where: Etihad Stadium
B: M.Dea, N.Grima, M.Baguley
HB: J.Kelly, M.Hartley, B.Goddard
C: O.Fantasia, D.Zaharakis, Z.Merrett
HF: C.McKenna, M.Brown, P.Ambrose
F: K.Langford, J.Daniher, M.Redman
R: M.Leuenberger, A.Cooney, C.Bird
I/C: D.Parish, A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Polkinghorne, R.Crowley
EMG: J.Merrett, J.Gwilt, S.Michael
IN: P.Ambrose,, K.Langford, D.Parish, C.McKenna
OUT: C.Dempsey (Hamstring), J.Simpkin (Hamstring), J.Gwilt (Rested), S.McKernan (Quad).
B: J.Macmillan, R.Tarrant, L.McDonald
HB: N.Dal Santo, S.Thompson, S.Atley
C: S.Gibson, A.Swallow, B.Jacobs
HF: B.Brown, J.Waite, R.Nahas
F: B.Harvey, D.Petrie, L.Thomas
R: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, J.Ziebell
I/C: B.McKenzie, A.Mullett, M.Wood, M.Daw
EMG: R.Clarke, T.Dumont, F.Ray
IN: L.Thomas, M.Daw, B.McKenzie
OUT: D.Wells (Quad), M.Firrito (Managed), S.Higgins (Knee).
Star North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells is hopeful of recovering from a severely corked leg in time to line up against Essendon on Saturday.
Wells suffered the contusion last weekend against St Kilda, although he returned to the field for the dying stages of the seven-point win.
“With a six-day break, time obviously plays a role in his recovery, but our medical team will do everything they can to make sure he’s fit,” said Kangaroos director of football Geoff Walsh.