Kangaroos: We want the Blues on Good Friday

Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw insists his club deserves to launch Good Friday football and says Carlton is the Kangaroos' preferred opponent.


Schwass: Kangaroos should approach umps

Trent Cotchin attempts to take a mark as Brent Macaffer watches keenly.

Jon Pierik North Melbourne premiership star Wayne Schwass has urged the Kangaroos to approach the AFL umpiring department with a dossier of Brent Macaffer's negating tactics as part of a bid to help quell the...


Eddie McGuire says any Good Friday game must be a blockbuster

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire.

Daniel Cherny It is in the best interests of all clubs to ensure that any potential Good Friday fixture is a blockbuster, in Eddie McGuire's view.


AFL Express: Saturday 19 April


Ronny Lerner All the action from today's four AFL matches.


Lance Franklin fizzles as the Sydney Swans are swamped by Kangaroos

Lance Franklin

Andrew Wu On the day that Sydney farewelled Jude Bolton, the team he left behind could have benefited from having the retired warrior on the other side of the boundary line.

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Kangaroos' Jack Ziebell named for Port Adelaide clash despite not training

Named to play: North Melbourne's Jack Ziebell.

Daniel Cherny North Melbourne midfield dynamo Jack Ziebell will be included in the Kangaroos' side for Sunday's clash with Port Adelaide, but is no guarantee to play.


Brad Scott shocked by Kangaroos' defeat

Jason Phelan Brad Scott has branded North Melbourne's lacklustre 39-point loss to Essendon the most disappointing defeat in his time at the club.

James Brayshaw: Kangaroos were atrocious

Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw has labelled the 39-point loss to Essendon as the club’s worst defeat in the Brad Scott-era and has demanded a ‘‘strong...


Bombers back to business with win over Kangaroos

Brendan Goddard.

Jason Phelan The Bombers relished the opportunity to just play football on Friday night, downing a listless North Melbourne by 39 points.


Hawks prove too good for the Kangaroos with easy win

Nick Dal Santo of the Kangaroos is tackled by Jordan Lewis.

Alex Fair, Launceston Hawthorn taught North Melbourne a lesson with a 65-point win at Launceston's Aurora Stadium.


Luke McDonald could miss AFL draft for Kangaroos' Utah training camp

Luke McDonald

Emma Quayle North Melbourne ask for Luke McDonald to skip national draft so he can travel with his new teammates.

Hawks tease Kangaroos

No way out: Hawk Cyril Rioli sandwiched between two Kangaroos.

Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.


Kangaroos positive on Dal Santo

Still in the mix: Nick Dal Santo.

Jon Pierik North Melbourne veteran hopeful the StKilda midfielder would change clubs.


Assistant coaches on the move as Kangaroos flex muscles and Eagles lure Rawlings to the west

Michael Gleeson The shuffling of coaches has seen more significant faces move clubs.

Kangaroos survive the cull

Optimistic: Meringur's coach Peter Lindsay (right) with Adam Astill, the club's secretary-manager.

Adam McNicol Meringur is still winless but at least it is managing to get a team on the paddock each week.


Kangaroos improving despite losses

Brad Scott

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says his AFL side has improved this season in every area but one - clinching wins.


Kangaroos raise enough for minimum payments

North Melbourne Football Club

Jake Niall The $800,000 raised by North Melbourne at a special fund-raiser will enable the Roos to pay the minimum salary cap required under the AFL rules this year.


Kangaroos gamble on Petrie, Adams

North Melbourne on Friday named Leigh Adams and Drew Petrie in their side for Sunday's pivotal AFL clash with Richmond despite injury doubts.

Confident Kangaroos plan to ruffle feathers

Andrew Swallow.

Jon Pierik Kangaroos have every right to think four years of rebuilding will be rewarded.


Kangaroos welcome finals-like challenge

Close challenge: North Melbourne and Essendon are separated only by percentage.

Jesse Hogan Ladder permutations, should North Melbourne beat Essendon on Sunday, could help the Kangaroos avoid a hat-trick of ninth-placed finishes.