The tough opponents keep coming for the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos, who head to Adelaide to face the Crows this weekend.

Darren Crocker's group will be eager to respond to their disappointing loss to the Demons in Round 8 when they hit Norwood Oval on Sunday, while the Crows will be out to defend their position in the top two.

It's another important game with finals ramifications for the Kangas, with the home and away season winding down.


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Sunday, October 29
Adelaide Crows v North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos at Norwood Oval, 2.35pm ACDT (3.05pm AEDT)

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The opposition

After going seven straight weeks without a defeat to begin the 2023 campaign, the Crows suffered their first loss last week when they were trumped by Brisbane.

While the loss dropped them to second on the ladder, the club still boasts a victory over reigning premiers Melbourne, an outfit the Roos struggled to dissect in Round 7 after quarter-time.

Midfielder Ebony Marinoff has again been a weapon for Adelaide this season averaging 28.5 disposals and 10.5 tackles, while working in tandem with Anne Hatchard who is collecting 25.3 touches per game herself.

Caitlin Gould and Danielle Ponter pose as threats inside the Crows' attacking 50. Both have booted 14 goals apiece and are two of only seven players in the League to have kicked 14 or more this season.

The in-form Roo

Erika O'Shea

It's been an impressive fortnight for the Irish defender, who is quickly going from strength to strength in her second season as a Kangaroo.

The No.14 was at her best in Round 7 against Port Adelaide when she gathered 18 disposals and 11 intercepts to earn one coaches' vote, and despite the result in Round 8, was a standout for North Melbourne.

Her effective disposal, elite decision-making, and pace coming out of defence was on show throughout the night at Ikon Park.


Last time we met

Adelaide 4.6 (30) def. North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos 2.4 (16) - Round 3, Season 7 (2022)

Away from home, the Roos got off to a ripping start last time the sides met, with Alice O'Loughlin and Vikki Wall giving their side the early lead at Unley Oval.

The Crows rallied though and after hitting back with two goals of their own in the second quarter, managed to keep the Roos to just three behind from quarter-time onwards.

Marinoff proved difficult to contain, finishing with 29 disposals and six clearances, while Jasmine Garner collected 24 touches including 17 in the first half.



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The Kangaroos' journey rolls on as Darren Crocker's group continues its path towards silverware.

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Watch on TV or stream on your phone

Sunday's game will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and for Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers.

Team selection

North Melbourne will name its extended squad on Thursday at 6.20pm, before revealing its final 21-player side on Friday at 5pm.

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Bring on Adelaide!


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