AFL

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Ducking hell: Lindsay Thomas is again in the gun over ducking tactics.

'Not in spirit of game' claim erupts

The gloves are off in the debate over players milking free kicks, with former Hawthorn star Dermott Brereton accusing North Melbourne's Lindsay Thomas of failing to play in the spirit of the game.

Boomer could nudge 450 games: Bartlett

Harvey is set to break Michael Tuck's long-standing record.

Richmond games record holder Kevin Bartlett says he can see North Melbourne's Brent Harvey reaching almost 450 games in coming seasons. Bartlett, who played 403 games for the Tigers and who will have a statue unveiled in his honour at the MCG ahead of next season, says that he fully expects Harvey to play on in 2017.

Roos need to learn to run rampant

Kangaroos sing the team song after beating Essendon. Happy aren't they?

North Melbourne are 8-0, but still relatively unfancied in premiership terms. The Roos could well prove the doubters wrong. But they'll need to learn to go for the jugular first.