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In The Mix: Round 13, 2019

North Melbourne continued its hot streak of form on the weekend, recording a comfortable 27-point win over Gold Coast.

Despite the VFL side losing by 53 points to a physical Williamstown side, there were a number of impressive performances that could lead to an AFL call-up.

North Media takes a look at those pushing for selection for this weekend’s game against the Giants.


Jamie Macmillan looks a likely inclusion, if passed fit, after missing last week with a calf issue.

Tom Murphy continued his comeback from an ankle injury on the weekend, collecting 16 disposals in a defence that was consistently under the pump. He's ready, if an opportunity present.

Ben McKay worked hard to counter the aerial threat of the Seagulls, but could find it tough to break in given the strong form of talls Robbie Tarrant and Scott Thompson.


Paul Ahern continues to stake a claim, collecting 21 disposals. With Shaun Higgins sidelined, interim coach Rhyce Shaw has a like-for-like replacement ready to go.

Kyron Hayden has been an emergency regularly this year, and is another waiting in the wings.

Bailey Scott kicked a goal and had 17 touches in a return to form. After a Rising Star nomination in Round 1, another opportunity beckons.

Tom Campbell was once again dominant in the ruck, amassing 21 possessions and 33 hit-outs. Should the Roos opt to stretch the Giants' ruck brigade, he's right in the mix.


Lachie Hosie kicked two goals and continues to make a strong impression at his new club. The good form of the likes of Nick Larkey, Tarryn Thomas and Mason Wood will make it hard to break in, however, just yet.

Taylor Garner gathered 12 touches and kicked two goals, and is proven at AFL level.

Nathan Hrovat has been in fine form in the past month, and will no doubt be putting his hand up for a call-up.

An emergency last week, Curtis Taylor is also right in the mix.