North Melbourne’s Harry Sheezel plays Richmond in AFL match sim, Brisbane Lions crush Sydney Swans

star recruit Tim Taranto shone in Richmond’s redesigned offense as they held off North Melbourne by two points in their AFL hitout.

North Melbourne showed plenty of promise at their Arden St HQ under new manager Alastair Clarkson, with No 3 draft pick Harry Sheezel making an immediate impression and scoring three goals.

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Also on Friday, Carlton forward Harry McKay scored three goals in their 10-point win over fierce rivals Collingwood at Ikon Park with the former Brisbane striker Daniel McStay prominent for the magpies.

Taranto, recruited by GWS to Punt Rd along with Jacob Hopperscored two goals and combined well Trento Cotchin And Dustin Martin in the Tigers’ 11.9 (75) to 10.13 (73) win over four periods.

Richmond and North played four terms of the AFL before ending with mostly VFL players.

Tim Taranto is wrapped by Harry Sheezel during the Richmond and North Melbourne game simulation at Arden Street Oval. Credit: Getty Images

After playing just nine games last season, Martin looked ominous with two goals for the Tigers on Friday.

Sheezel also immediately gave the long-suffering North fans something to celebrate when he scored the opening goal.

Football pundits were quick to note Sheezel’s performance, with fantasy guru Adam ‘Warnie’ Child tweeting, “I’d rather see Sheezel than Styles at Marvel Stadium.”

The Kangaroos have been scrappy at times, but they’re already looking like a tougher unit under Clarkson.

defender Griffin Lodgerecruited from Fremantle, and midfielder Luke Davies-Uniacke also impressed for Nord.

McKay scored his three first-half goals as the Blues took control early, only for Collingwood to rebound by a two-point lead in the second term.

Carlton took the lead again in the third period and held despite Collingwood’s small forward Jamie Elliott also with a brilliant brand about Adam Saad late in the hitout.

Carlton’s Tom De Koning also took a big mark in the opening period, while Collingwood key position players Jeremy Howe hit with a 55-meter bomb in the second term.

Carlton’s #11 draft pick Olli Hollands scored his first goal at the end of the third term and

In a blow to labor productivity across Australia, the AFL scheduled six hitouts for Friday.

Sydney hosted Brisbane while St Kilda played Melbourne at Moorabbin. Perth had a WA-SA double, with Fremantle taking on Adelaide and West Coast taking on Port Adelaide.

In the game between Brisbane and Sydney, the Lions showed why they started the season as hot favorites.

And two Premiership winners wasted little time making a difference for Brisbane Josh Darkley And Jack Gunston impressive.

Brisbane’s Will Ashcroft feels the heat during the game simulation with the Sydney Swans at Moore Park. Credit: Getty Images

Each posted a 15.9 (99) to 8.6 (54) win in the first term, and Dunkley quickly formed an impressive center-bounce partnership with Lachi Neale when graduating with two majors.

Gunston was a constant marking target within 50 and immediately made the Lions a more threatening team, going 3-2 and playing alongside power forwards Joe Daniher And Eric Hipwood.

The Lions scored five goals to none in their third term at Sydney’s Moore Park.

Draft pick #2 Will Ashcroft The son of three-time Prime Minister Lion Marcus made an instant rising star, moving into midfield in the second half and shining with a series of center releases.

Neale took a big hit in the third quarter and appeared to be holding his arm as well as shaking off a leg cork, but played through every pain.

Irishman Conor McKenna appeared to have lost none of his momentum on his return to the AFL, the former Essendoner who used to provide the drive-off half-back despite lacking precision on foot.

Former bomber Connor McKenna on his first stint with the Lions. Credit: Brendon Dorn/Getty Images

Dayne Zorko And Jarrod Lyons both missed the practice run with injuries but expected to be fit for the first round.

for sydney, Errol Gulden had scored in just 17 seconds for the Swans Chad Warner And Isaac Heeney to continue their strong form from 2022.

Intercepting defender Aaron Francis was quiet in his first game after crossing Essendon, playing a backline role.

The Swans were missing a number of top talent including Tom Papley, Nick Blakey, Tom Hickey and Robbie Fox.

– With AAP

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