Robert Hansen jnr in action at training. Picture: NMFC Media

North Melbourne has made seven changes to its VFL side for the final home and away match of the season.

The Kangaroos (10th on the ladder, 40 points) require a win over Richmond in order to book a spot in the competition's inaugural Wildcard Round, while a victory for the 11th-placed Tigers would secure their spot in the knockout series.


VFL coach Tom Lynch regains Charlie Lazzaro, Jackson Archer and Robert Hansen jnr, who all return to the line-up after stints with the seniors, but loses Daniel Howe, Hugh Greenwood and Tom Powell to the AFL side.

Louis Butler (hamstring) and Nick Hodgson (ankle) will miss through injury, while Bode Stevens and Jack Ellwood have been omitted but will take up two of the emergency spots.

The VFL-listed quartet of Nick Stevens, Jamie Hope, Ben Bath and Josh Hamilton join Lazzaro, Archer and Hansen jnr as inclusions.

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Sunday, August 20

Richmond v North Melbourne at the Swinburne Centre, Richmond, 12pm AEST

B J. Archer (34) K. Dawson (42) B. Davis (50)
HB F. Perez (39) A. Bonar (16) M. Bergman (27)
C C. Downie (47) L. Young (17) T. Cappellari (71)
HF J. Hope (54) S. Lowson (60) T. Sellers (62)
F P. Spicer (36) B. Drury (41) R. Hansen jnr (46)
R J. Edwards (32) C. Lazzaro (35) J. Watkins (56)
INT N. Stevens (55) B. Bath (58) J. Lienert (66)
  C. Keogh (69) J. Hamilton (85)  
23rd Player J. Hamilton (85)
EMG B. Stevens (52) A. Noblett (57) J. Ellwood (79)
INS J. Archer (34) C. Lazzaro (35) R. Hansen jnr (46)
  J. Hope (54) N. Stevens (55) J. Hamilton (85)
  B. Bath (58)    
OUTS D. Howe (15) H. Greenwood (18) T. Powell (24)
  L. Butler (49) N. Hodgson (64) B. Stevens (52)
  J. Ellwood (79)