North Melbourne Kangaroos

Is 2017 the year AFL football becomes handball happy?

The Sydney Swans' Isaac Heeney attempts to thwart the handball-happy Bulldogs – and Jason Johannisen – in the 2016 grand ...

Few clubs can hope to emulate a tale of football romance as large as that scripted by the Western Bulldogs in 2016. But they can follow the means by which that triumph was achieved. And that means handball. Lots of it.

Brown puts his case forward with three goals

Pick me: North Melbourne's Ben Brown kicked three goals in a VFL practice match.

North Melbourne forward Ben Brown says he couldn't have done any more to impress the Kangaroos' match committee ahead of round one after kicking three goals in Werribee's VFL practice match win over Sandringham on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly's 2017 ladder predictions

Nathan Buckley. Rohan Connolly's 2017 AFL ladder forecast

It's a mug's game, gazing into the crystal football, but I'm shrugging off last year's pathetic prognostications to have another go at predicting who'll finish where on the AFL ladder.

Critical for North to keep Waite fit: Scott

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott believes he now has the information to settle on his forward structure, but has stressed the importance of keeping spearhead Jarrad Waite fit.

Numbers all stack up for Giants

The numbers point to happy days for Greater Western Sydney.

GWS head into the new AFL season boasting a relationship between the age and experience of their list the likes of which football has never seen before.

Cunnington accepts one-match ban for hit on Duryea

Ouch: Taylor Duryea copped a knee from Ben Cunnington.

North Melbourne say they are unlikely to risk a two-match suspension for midfielder Ben Cunnington at the tribunal, after the former best and fairest was cited by the match review panel on Monday for rough conduct.

Hamstring blow for Roos forward

Mason Wood will miss six to eight weeks.

Emerging North Melbourne forward Mason Wood faces another significant stint on the sidelines after the Kangaroos confirmed he had strained his hamstring at training on Friday.