Your 2023 North Melbourne Kangaroos season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Kangaroos is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Kangaroos will go this season.
Let’s get cracking shall we!
Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Kangaroos, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:
Ins: Blake Drury, Hamish Free, Brayden George, Cooper Harvey, Daniel Howe, Griffin Logue, Harry Sheezel, Liam Shiels, Darcy Tucker and George Wardlaw
Outs: Jed Anderson, Atu Bosenavulagi, Kyron Hayden, Jason Horne-Francis, Tom Lynch, Matt McGuinness, Jared Polec, Josh Walker and Patrick Walker
Where did the Kangaroos rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Kangaroos are below:
Frees For: 14th
Frees Against: 8th
Who had the most goals for the Kangaroos? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:
Most Disposals: Jy Simpkin - 559
Most Tackles: Hugh Greenwood - 132
Most Clearances: Jy Simpkin - 113
Most Marks: Luke McDonald - 119
Most Goals: Nick Larkey - 38
3 Key Matches To Watch
These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Kangaroos fan (up to Round 15):
Match 1: Round 3, vs Hawks, at University of Tasmania Stadium (Sat, Apr 1, 1:45pm)
Match 2: Round 7, vs Demons, at MCG (Sat, Apr 29, 7:25pm)
Match 3: Round 12, vs Bombers, at Marvel Stadium (Sun, Jun 4, 4:40pm)
2023 AFL Season Expectations
Kanga. Kanga. Kanga. Roo. Roo. Roo. Best off-season recruit…the coach.
Will pull no punches (even with media) knows exactly how he wants his team to play and if you don’t want to or don’t fit the mould, have fun kicking around the dew. Simple structure will suit this young talented group, the key is win as a team, lose as a team. Development year for me.
Predicted Finish: Bottom 4