How to watch Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL live and match preview
Off the back of their first win of the season, can the Kangaroos repeat and upset the Bombers?
The monkey is off the back for the Kangaroos, who can no longer be labelled "winless". They showed plenty of ticker in their comeback victory against the Hawks last week. If they display the same attitude, they can feel quietly confident about upsetting the Bombers.
When is Essendon vs North Melbourne?
The Bombers play host to North from 4:40pm AEST on Sunday 23 May at Marvel Stadium.
How to watch Bombers vs Kangaroos live
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Essendon vs North Melbourne match preview
The big news surrounding Essendon this week has been star forward Jake Stringer reportedly demanding a four-year contract to stay at the club. Stringer's current deal expires at the end of next season. But he's out with a hamstring injury and won't be any help against the Kangaroos.
Stringer will be joined on the sidelines by forward Devon Smith, who suffered a hamstring injury in last week's victory over the Dockers.
North Melbourne are missing a bevy of injured stars, including Aidan Corr, Luke McDonald, Jared Polec, Jaidyn Stephenson and Robbie Tarrant. On the bright side, young gun Tarryn Thomas successfully challenged his one-match ban for rough conduct at the AFL Tribunal this week. He is free to play on Sunday.
The Kangaroos gave coach David Noble the perfect 54th birthday present with their drought-breaking win over the Hawks. However, we think they may crash back to earth this week against a Bombers side desperate to build momentum.
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