Venue: Etihad Stadium 3:20pm AEST
Last Time They Met:
R9, 2016, North Melbourne 17.11 (113) d Carlton 6.10 (46) at Etihad
R18, 2015, North Melbourne 18.10 (118) d Carlton 8.6 (54) at Etihad
R18, 2014, Carlton 16.13 (109) d North Melbourne 13.8 (86) at Etihad
R17, 2013, Carlton 16.13 (109) d North Melbourne 16.12 (108) at Etihad
R16, 2012, North Melbourne 24.5 (149) d Carlton 14.12 (96) at Etihad
Game Summary: Carlton has been gallant in its past two losses to St Kilda and Fremantle, but coming back from a bruising Sunday twilight game in Perth played in slippery, wet conditions presents a formidable challenge for Brendon Bolton’s men. While the season-ending injury to veteran Sam Rowe leaves a significant hole, the Blues’ backline has been solid and they will need to be on their game on Sunday against the potent Kangaroos attack, including Ben Brown and former Blue Jarrad Waite. The Roos will be full of confidence, having won three of their past four and thrashing the Blues in their past two encounters. Rugged midfielder Ben Cunnington and ruckman Todd Goldstein were instrumental in North Melbourne’s win over Melbourne last Sunday and the battle in the engine room will be crucial again, with Blues Marc Murphy, Patrick Cripps and Matthew Kreuzer in excellent form.
Huttabito’s Tip: Kangaroos by 5
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