North Melbourne Kangaroos

North to go it alone in VFL in 2018

North Melbourne's Majak Daw in action for Werribee.

North Melbourne are set to become the sixth Victorian club – along with Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs – to field their own VFL team next season.

Ziebell in clear over bump that broke Cloke

Travis Cloke is helped from the field on Friday.

Jack Ziebell has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Match Review Panel after he broke Travis Cloke's ribs with a shirtfront late in North Melbourne's loss to the Western Bulldogs on Good Friday.  

Good Friday footy a TV ratings winner

The Bulldogs defeat North Melbourne in the first Good Friday match.

Plans by North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs to turn Good Friday football into an annual marquee fixture have received another boost, with strong broadcast ratings for the historic clash.

Bulldogs are alive - just

Marcus Bontempelli celebrates after kicking a goal for the Bulldogs at Etihad on Good Friday.

Footy reached one watershed at Etihad stadium when the AFL staged its first Good Friday match and a crowd of almost 43,000 came to say alleluia, and the young and winless Kangaroos so nearly crested a horizon of their own when they ran the Western Bulldogs, the reigning premier, to within one kick, the last of the match.

Cloke taken to hospital after Ziebell collision

Travis Cloke is helped from the field on Friday.

Travis Cloke was sent to hospital on Friday night with a suspected broken rib following a fierce bump from North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell late in the Good Friday thriller at Etihad Stadium.