North Melbourne has made two changes for Sunday's The Huddle Game against Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium.

Forward Cam Zurhaar has overcome a calf complaint which saw him miss Round 5, while joining him in the team is midfielder Will Phillips for his first senior game of the season.

Phillips laid a game-high 13 tackles to go with 21 disposals in last week's thrilling one-point VFL win against Brisbane.


Going out of the Kangaroos' side will be George Wardlaw (managed) and Hugh Greenwood (omitted).

Phillips has been named on the interchange alongside Colby McKercher, Charlie Lazzaro, Tyler Sellers and Blake Drury, with one to be named substitute when the final line-up is confirmed an hour before the 4.05pm bounce.

Vice-captain Nick Larkey will play his 100th AFL game, becoming the second Roo to achieve the feat this season (Zurhaar, Round 1).


Round 6 is also our chance as a club to celebrate The Huddle, North Melbourne Football Club's community arm, in partnership with the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation.

Born out of the role and value of sport and the influence the North Melbourne Football Club plays in connecting people across different ages, genders, and cultures, The Huddle was established in 2010 to engage, support, and empower young people to build on their strengths, increase their ability to participate in society and contribute to more socially inclusive communities.‌