North Melbourne skipper Jack Ziebell sat on the sidelines as he continues to build towards round one, while experienced defender Robbie Tarrant did not play.
The Kangaroos’ ruckman Todd Goldstein ran laps alongside youngster Tarryn Thomas and Jed Anderson although the trio were merely rested to recover from minor niggles while Ben Jacobs did not take part.
On Friday, February 21, North Melbourne play the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium in their first game of the Marsh Community Series under new coach Rhyce Shaw who coached the team to seven wins in 12 games as interim coach in 2020.
The Kangaroos revamped their football structure ahead of 2020 with new football manager Brady Rawlings, list managers Scott Clayton and Glenn Luff and assistant coaches Jade Rawlings, Jared Rivers, Leigh Adams and Michael Firrito joining the club in the off-season. Ben Armafio was also appointed as CEO to replace Carl Dilena.