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GAME DAY: Melbourne v North Melbourne at the MCG

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PRE- AND POST-GAME: 3AW App or click here

MATCH STREAM: AFL app or website

TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Mick Warner, and Nat Edwards.


Gun Kangaroos Shaun Higgins spoke to 3AW in the rooms.

He described midfielder Ben Cunnington – who Lingy gave the maximum 5 votes – as a “bull”.

“I didn’t realise he got injured,” Higgins said.

“He doesn’t move too fast anyway!”

Click play for the full interview 



North has held firm for a 14-point win.

That makes it an incredible 16 wins in a row over the Demons.

Ben Brown booted five goals while Ben Cunnington was gutsy, racking up 17 contested possessions despite an early leg injury.

3AW analyst Matthew Richardson said Melbourne fans will lament their side missing another chance to jump into the top eight.

Click play for the full-time wrap with Richo and Lingy

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North is holding a slender two-point lead at the main break.

The Kangaroos led by 26 points early in the second term, but the Dees fought back hard.

Mitch Hannen booted three goals in the second quarter in a starring small-forward’s role.


Injured Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn joined the 3AW commentary box at the MCG.

Always a good chat, Gawn was generous with his time on Sunday, spending two segments with Richo, Lingy, and the team in the lead-up to the game.

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North defender Scott Thompson spoke to 3AW before the game.

He said former skipper Andrew Swallow had lost confidence early in the season, but has found it in the VFL.

“He’s found some form, and we’re going to be looking to him to lead the way,” Thompson said.

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It’s been a while since the Demons beat the Roos.

A long while.

15 games, to be precise, dating back to Round 20, 2006.

But with the Dees on the cusp of the eight, and with North having won just two games so far, perhaps the time has come to end the drought.

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