>> Click HERE for live scores, player stats, news and videos as the Bombers face the Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium from 7:40pm AEST.

Essendon will renew hostilities with North Melbourne in its first game in the Queensland hub at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.

The Bombers have made two changes to the side which defeated Collingwood last week, welcoming back Zach Merrett and Conor McKenna for Mason Redman (omitted) and Jake Stringer (syndesmosis).

The match will be broadcast live on Channel Seven, but you can also head to our MATCH CENTRE for live scores, player stats, news and videos during the game.