After defeating Collingwood by one point and falling to Geelong by one point this season, Brisbane knows what a tough, contested game looks like.
Lions’ forward Charlie Cameron is well aware of the threat North poses to his side, with the strong performance against GWS showing the type of footy his opposition is capable of playing.
Cameron says North’s midfield could pose problems to his side if they’re not switched on for the contest.
“Their (the Roos’) last four weeks have been pretty good in their contested ball setup at centre bounces, so we know it’s going to be a tough matchup down there,” he said.
“We’re excited for the challenge and we know it’s going to be a tough one.
“It’s always tough against North Melbourne so we’re excited.”
With Brisbane set to play in somewhat unfamiliar conditions down in Tasmania, Cameron is wary of North’s strong form in the Apple Isle.
Citing his own personal experiences playing in Hobart, he says he’s aware of what he’s about to face.
“Blundstone is a pretty tricky ground to play at. I’ve played there four times and lost. I haven’t won a game at Blundstone yet,” Cameron said.
“When I was at Adelaide they (North) smashed us by 60 points in the first quarter.
“They’ve had some good (games) down in Tassie, they drew with GWS and went up against Melbourne.
“It’s going to be windy at Blundstone, so who knows what could happen … it’s always tough down there.”