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Player news from R21 of 2023: North Melbourne vs Melbourne

News snippets for North Melbourne vs Melbourne, R21 of 2023

Jack Ziebell (138/128): Racked up uncontested stats in Q1… 32 touches including 26 kicks… also 12 marks and 3 tackles. Loose in defence.

Jy Simpkin (105/113): Playing midfield
Simpkin contributed with 28 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and managed 1.0.
Bailey Scott (101/93): Matched up on Hunter… 31 touches and 4 marks plus 1.1. Starting on a wing… switched to half back in Q4.

Luke McDonald (86/76): The big job on Petracca
McDonald contributed with 17 possessions, 9 grabs and 3 tackles.
Luke Davies-Uniacke (84/109): Playing central midfield
Davies-Uniacke contributed with 28 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles, 0.1 on the scoreboard and 3 free kicks given away.
Will Phillips (83/67): Rotating in midfield
Phillips contributed with 17 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Todd Goldstein (83/110): Tandem ruck with Xerri
Goldstein contributed with 15 disposals, 4 grabs, 25 hit outs and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Curtis Taylor (82/77): Starting at half forward… switched to wing in Q4
Taylor contributed with 18 touches, 3 grabs, 4 tackles and 1.0.
Tarryn Thomas (78/99): Rotating midfield and half forward
Thomas added 23 disposals and 7 tackles.
Kayne Turner (64/101): Playing a half forward role
Turner added 15 possessions and 6 tackles.
Tristan Xerri (59/88): Tandem ruck with Goldstein
Xerri contributed with 12 possessions, 3 tackles and 21 taps.
Josh Goater (57/57): Responsible for Melksham
Goater added 13 touches and 6 marks.
Harry Sheezel (53/56): Starting at half back… switched forward in Q4
Sheezel added 15 touches and 4 marks.
Jackson Archer (52/49): Responsible for Pickett
Archer contributed with 11 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Eddie Ford (50/66): Three goals in Q1 as North got the jump… 3.0 from 10 disposals and 2 marks with 2 tackles. Playing a forward role on Lever.

Darcy Tucker (50/34): Matched up on Langdon… 13 possessions and 4 marks plus 2 tackles. Playing an outside game.

Aidan Corr (44/63): Playing key defender on Petty
Corr contributed with 10 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Nick Larkey (43/49): Starting forward on May
Larkey contributed with 9 touches, 4 marks, 2 ruck taps and managed 1.2.
Ben McKay (40/58): At FB on Van Rooyen
McKay contributed with 11 disposals, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Jaidyn Stephenson (38/31): Starting at half forward on Salem
Stephenson contributed with 10 disposals, 2 grabs and booted 0.2.
Paul Curtis (25/17): Playing forward
Curtis contributed with 7 possessions, 2 marks, kicked 1.2 and 3 frees against.
Robert Hansen jnr (20/12): Second game… subbed off in Q3 for Lazzarro… 0.1 from 4 possessions and 2 tackles. Rotating forward.

Charlie Lazzaro (12/13): On in Q3 for Hansen jnr… 4 possessions. Started as the sub.

Lachie Hunter (113/120): Matched up on Scott… 33 touches and 7 marks plus 3 tackles. Playing outside midfield.

Christian Petracca (108/126): Starting forward on McDonald
Petracca contributed with 27 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and booted 2.3.
Angus Brayshaw (104/98): Starting on ball
Brayshaw contributed with 37 disposals, 4 grabs and 2 tackles.
Max Gawn (97/130): Lead ruck
Gawn contributed with 17 touches, 5 grabs, 2 tackles and 30 ruck taps.
Alex Neal-Bullen (93/99): Plenty of vulturing after HT… 17 disposals and 3 marks with 6 tackles… 3.1 as well. Playing a HFF role.

Christian Salem (84/63): Has not moved well since return from injury but got some garbage stats in the second half… 23 disposals and 3 marks with 3 tackles. Coming off a HBF with Stephenson on him.

Kade Chandler (83/77): Playing a high forward role
Chandler contributed with 17 possessions, 5 marks, 2 tackles and booted 3.0.
Jack Viney (83/77): In central midfield
Viney contributed with 26 touches, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Jake Bowey (81/75): Left shoulder knock in Q2 but played on… 17 disposals including 13 kicks… also 6 marks and 4 tackles. Starting at half back.

Trent Rivers (72/72): Playing a half back role
Rivers added 19 disposals and 6 marks.
Jacob Van Rooyen (71/87): Playing a forward/ruck role on McKay
Van Rooyen contributed with 11 touches, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 7 taps and kicked 2.2.
Tom Sparrow (71/62): Starting on ball today
Sparrow contributed with 19 touches, 5 marks, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
James Jordon (67/94): Getting CBAs today
Jordon added 24 possessions and 2 marks.
James Harmes (66/49): Playing a half forward role
Harmes contributed with 20 touches, 2 marks and 4 tackles.
Kysaiah Pickett (62/85): Starting forward on Archer
Pickett contributed with 14 touches, 3 grabs and kicked 3.0.
Steven May (62/77): Playing FB on Larkey
May added 14 touches and 6 grabs.
Ed Langdon (55/64): Matched up on Tucker… 17 possessions and 3 marks. Running off a wing.

Jake Lever (46/58): Gave up three goals to his man in Q1 and did not zone off much for the rest of the game… 4 marks and 13 possessions. Responsible for Ford.

Jake Melksham (44/36): Starting at half forward on Goater
Melksham contributed with 7 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 0.1.
Joel Smith (43/72): Playing key defender on the resting ruck… switched forward in Q3 to cover a Petty injury
Smith contributed with 7 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.
Judd McVee (35/44): Playing half back
McVee also had 13 possessions.
Harrison Petty (33/44): Nasty rolled left ankle under a McKay tackle in Q3 and subbed off for Hibberd… reappeared in a moon boot… 6 disposals and 3 marks plus 2.0. Playing key forward on Corr.

Michael Hibberd (20/21): On in Q3 for Petty… 6 possessions. Started as the sub.

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