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Match Preview: Round 13 v Kangaroos

Last Time We Met: Round 9, 2018 The GIANTS were soundly beaten last time they played the Kangaroos in cold conditions at Blundstone Arena.

Where and when: Blundstone Arena, Sunday June 16, 3.20pm AEST

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What it means for North Melbourne: The Roos are one of only four sides – Geelong, Fremantle and Adelaide are the others – on a multiple-match winning streak. Beat the GIANTS and an unlikely finals berth is suddenly very realistic. 

What it means for the GIANTS: Another chance to prove it can perform on the road. The GIANTS are 5-0 at home, but 3-4 interstate. North's a strong performer at its home away from home in Hobart, so a GIANTS victory would be impressive.

The stat: The Kangaroos rank No.1 in points for, points from intercepts, inside 50 differential and time in forward half differential across the past three weeks.  

The match-up: Matt De Boer v Ben Cunnington

Cunnington (No.8 in the AFL Player Ratings) is arguably the competition's most in-form midfielder and sits third in the AFL Coaches' Association votes. Waiting for him on Sunday will undoubtedly be the game's best tagger, GIANT De Boer (No.156).

It's a big week for: Heath and Rhyce Shaw

The Shaw family rivalry adds a new chapter in this game, when GWS defender Heath faces off with North's caretaker coach Rhyce. The former Collingwood teammates spoke multiple times during the week and will both be desperate to get one up on the other.

Big call: Robbie Tarrant keeps Coleman Medal frontrunner Jeremy Cameron goalless but the GIANTS still prevail.