North Melbourne




Welcome ladies and gentlemen to today's coverage of Richmond vs North Melbourne from almost Sub-Zero Hobart. Both teams are almost ready for the bounce here at Blundstone Arena in what is set to be the first ever Friday night game in this part of the world.

North still top the ladder and although have looked much less convincing the last few weeks they still are in good form. Richmond have recovered from their ear early season meltdown. They have been much improved the last few weeks, despite Es some poor opposition. They will be tested tonight.

Bounce just moments away!

Q1 bounce!

Q1 19:18 Wells gets North off to a flyer! Deep kick inside 50 is a scramble. Nahas finds Wells and a classy finish puts North on the board.

News coming through that Grimes was withdrawn at the two minutes siren after injuring himself in the warm-up. Chaplin replaces him. He is still topless in the change rooms!

Hasn't been scandalous footage like that on our screens on a Friday night since Big Brother Uncut.

Q1 17:04 ATLEY KICKS A BEAUTY! Tucked in deep in the pocket, takes it on the bounce and finesses a checkside BANANA from the pocket. Fantastic bit of skill.

Q1 13:25 Harvey! North go 3 up! Ball inside 50 finds him on the run. He buries it from 20. Morris taken off on a stretcher. Appears to have damaged his medial ligament.

North very much in top early. Richmond struggled for any real possession yet. Worrying because it's not normally a stat North dominate.