North Melbourne Kangaroos

Riewoldt, Ziebell in doubt for next weekend

Jesse Hogan 9:45 PM   Nick Riewoldt and Jack Ziebell are each facing a stiff battle to overcome injury in time to play next weekend, while Ollie Wines, Adam Cooney and Chris Knights are facing longer stints on the sidelines.

Attacking football scores a hit

Powerful: Kane Mitchell celebrates his winning goal.

Rohan Connolly 8:53 PM   Saturday night's North Melbourne-Port Adelaide game was a classic. But could it also prove a template to other AFL clubs about how the game should be played?

Power downs Roos after tough fight

Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos is tackled by Justin Westhoff of the Power.

Jake Niall   This was a game that Port Adelaide simply had to win and, as circumstances unfolded, it didn't seem possible that North Melbourne could win.

Kangaroos ready to turn on the Power

'One thing I know is that if we don't pressure well enough, Port Adelaide will use the ball really well,' coach Brad Scott said on Friday.

Jon Pierik   The Power may have yet to open their account for the season, but that hasn't changed what North Melbourne coach Brad Scott thinks of his next opponent.

Ablett shows his strength by saying 'no'

Gary Ablett feels the pain in his shoulder.

Wayne Carey   Gary Ablett showed this week that leadership and courage comes in all forms.

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Dal Santo may miss half a season after hamstring op

Nick Dal Santo

Tom Cowie   North Melbourne midfielder Nick Dal Santo will yield his title as the most durable current player in the AFL after going under the knife on Thursday to repair his injured hamstring.

Strong start was Goldstein's goal

Todd Goldstein (left) is the complete package.

Todd Goldstein has long been considered one of the AFL's premier ruckmen. It's easy to understand why.

Dal Santo weighs up surgery on injured hamstring

Nick Dal Santo comes off with a hamstring injury during the match against the Brisbane Lions.

Jon Pierik   North Melbourne star Nick Dal Santo is considering having surgery on his injured hamstring, a move which could mean he would be sidelined for about three months.

Roos confident on Wells, Dal Santo injuries

North Melbourne's Nick Dal Santo leaves the field with a hamstring injury on Sunday.

Emma Quayle   North Melbourne has begun to atone for its disappointing round one loss with a big win over Brisbane, but will have two of their star players on injury watch this week.

Roos off the mark with big win over Lions

Jarrad Waite (right) celebrates one of his seven goals with veteran Brent Harvey.

Emma Quayle   Key forward Jarrad Waite equals his career-best haul of seven goals to lift North Melbourne to a 82-point win over Brisbane.

Luke's long road to 50 a worthwhile trip

Motivated: Luke Delaney decided to jump from North Melbourne when he still could.

Rohan Connolly   It's taken seven seasons and two clubs, but on Saturday night St Kilda key defender Luke Delaney finally gets to celebrate his 50th game of AFL football.

Carey: why the Kangaroos won't win the flag

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey   Australian rules football is easily one of the world's most physically demanding sports, yet success in our great game is still dictated by mental strength. It's why the Kangaroos won't win this year's premiership.

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North Melbourne veteran Dal Santo joins push for tighter drug testing

"We could come up with a really good program or really good system that everybody's happy with," says North Melbourne player Nick Dal Santo.

Emma Quayle   North Melbourne player Nick Dal Santo would support regular in-season hair testing of players, so long as the identities of those found to be using illicit drugs were protected.

Roos' 'confessional' after Adelaide loss

Nick Dal Santo say the Roos have 'a lot of things to work on'.

North Melbourne star Nick Dal Santo has compared the review of their disastrous round one AFL loss to a confessional.

It’s back: North’s leaky defence problem

Taylor Walker of the Crows (L) and Joel Tippett of the Kangaroos compete for the ball.

Michael Gleeson   To avoid the cautionary tales of round ones past and all that business about swallows and summer we offer as evidence not one round but four: the last four games that North Melbourne has played. 

Reaction the key to round one thrashing

A crestfallen Magpies team after round one in 2014, following a 70-point mauling by Fremantle.

Rohan Connolly   It didn't take long for social media to start cranking out the memes after Hawthorn had wiped the floor with Geelong on Easter Monday.

North leaders issue Easter bakes

The Roos trudge off Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Daniel Cherny   North Melbourne’s leaders have ensured that it wasn’t just hot cross buns being baked this Easter weekend.

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Brad Scott says team was ambushed

Brad Scott.

Ashley Porter   North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was bitter after a 77-point loss to Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, but was far from being concerned what others thought about the insipid effort.

Walker stars as Crows down Roos

Taylor Walker is embraced by a teammate after kicking a goal.

Ashley Porter   New captain Taylor Walker kicked six goals as Adelaide ushered in their new era with a 77-point pounding of North Melbourne.

Footy needs a new approach on illicit drugs

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey   For all the debate that has raged about drugs in footy this week, the one thing everyone seems to agree on is the AFL's drugs policies need to be reviewed.

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