North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows: AFL preview, news and how to watch live

All you need to know in the lead up to the first of three AFL matches on Kayo this Sunday (26 June), between North Melbourne and Adelaide Crows, including news updates, past history plus when and how to watch live.

Rory Laird won’t be missing this week, despite the injury scare. Picture: Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images
Rory Laird won’t be missing this week, despite the injury scare. Picture: Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images

After an unsuccessful trip to the Gold Coast last Sunday, Adelaide venture to Hobart to play the struggling Kangaroos.

Watch live here on Kayo and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.

Kangaroos v Crows preview

Two huge blows for an already battling Kangaroos side are No. 1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis (suspension) and captain Jack Ziebell (facial fracture). But Tarryn Thomas earns a recall.

This will be the 17th team’s third match in Hobart this season with one more to come against Hawthorn.

Unlike North Melbourne, Adelaide did not have the bye last weekend and was hammered by Gold Coast 116 to 73.

Second-year forward Riley Thilthorpe will miss the match with an injured ankle. However, there is no stopping star midfielder Rory Laird despite some soreness.

What time is Kangaroos v Crows?

The game starts 1.10pm (AEST), 12.40pm (ACST) and 11.10am (AWST) on Sunday 26 June.

Where is it being played?

Blundstone Arena, Hobart.

Jason Horne-Francis serves a two-match ban for striking Giants’ Josh Kelly before the bye. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Jason Horne-Francis serves a two-match ban for striking Giants’ Josh Kelly before the bye. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

How do I watch the game?

The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its AFL coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.

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How can I watch more Kangaroos and Crows matches?

North Melbourne Kangaroos team page on Kayo

Adelaide Crows team page on Kayo

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What news do I need to know ahead of Sunday?

CodeSports has the latest news and analysis from around the AFL.

INCLUDING the soreness that won’t stop Adelaide star, Friday night winners in the next fixture reveal and early mail for round 15.

PLUS AFL SuperCoach.

Riley Thilthorpe is likely to miss this week after last week’s injury. Picture: Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/Getty Images
Riley Thilthorpe is likely to miss this week after last week’s injury. Picture: Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/Getty Images

History between Kangaroos and Crows

Adelaide last played North Melbourne at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena in round seven, 2017. On that occasion, it was the Roos who won 145-86 in the same year Adelaide went on to make the Grand Final.

Team Lists

All the ins and outs for the first match of Sunday in Hobart:

North Melbourne

B: L.McDonald, A.Corr, J.Walker

HB: J.Archer, B.McKay, K.Turner

C: A.Hall, L.Davies-Uniacke, H.Greenwood

HF: T.Thomas, N.Larkey, P.Curtis

F: C.Zurhaar, T.Xerri, C.Taylor

FOLL: T.Goldstein, J.Simpkin, J.Anderson

I/C (from): J.Stephenson, B.Scott, A.Bonar, C.Coleman-Jones, T.Powell, C.Lazzaro, K.Hayden, F.Perez

IN: J.Archer, B.McKay, T.Thomas, C.Zurhaar, A.Bonar, C.Coleman-Jones

OUT: La.Young (suspended), J.Horne-Francis (suspended), J.Ziebell (injured)

Adelaide Crows

B: T.Doedee, J.Butts, P.Parnell

HB: B.Smith, N.Murray, W.Hamill

C: J.Hately, R.Laird, J.Dawson

HF: N.McHenry, D.Fogarty, J.Soligo

F: S.McAdam, T.Walker, J.Rowe

FOLL: R.O’Brien, B.Keays, S.Berry

I/C (from): M.Crouch, J.Rachele, E.Himmelberg, W.Milera, L.Murphy, M.Hinge, H.Schoenberg, C.Jones

IN: E.Himmelberg, M.Hinge, H.Schoenberg, C.Jones

OUT: R.Thilthorpe (injured)

Live score update

Keep up to date here for when you’re on the move.

Where can I watch more round 15 AFL matches?

Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn

West Coast Eagles v Essendon

Carlton v Fremantle

Geelong Cats v Richmond

Sydney Swans v St Kilda

Collingwood v GWS Giants

Port Adelaide v Gold Coast Suns

Where can I read more AFL?

See the AFL section on CodeSports, or visit the AFL section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Adelaide Advertiser / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail