1998 Ansett Australia Cup

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1998 AFL pre-season
Teams 16
Winners North Melbourne (2nd title)
Matches played   15
Michael Tuck Medallist Wayne Carey, (North Melbourne)

The 1998 AFL Ansett Australia Cup was the Australian Football League competition played in its entirety before the Australian Football League's 1998 Premiership Season began. It culminated the Final in March 1998. The AFL National Cup is also sometimes referred to as the pre-season cup because it is played in its entirety before the Premiership Season begins.

Games[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Local Time AEDT Time
Carlton 11.8 (74) North Melbourne 17.17 (119) North Hobart Oval 9,563 Saturday 21 February 1998 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Brisbane 18.17 (125) Fremantle 16.7 (103) Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa 10,123 Sunday, 22 February 1998 2:00 PM 11:00 PM
Adelaide 17.10 (112) Richmond 15.18 (108) Football Park 17,923 Monday, 23 February 1998 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
West Coast 13.12 (90) Collingwood 5.6 (36) Subiaco 17,535 Wednesday, 25 February 1998 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) St. Kilda 18.11 (119) Football Park 17,024 Friday 27 February 1998 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Hawthorn 7.10 (52) Essendon 19.11 (125) Waverley Park 34,536 Saturday, 28 February 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sydney 14.9 (93) Melbourne 15.15 (105) Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand 7,820 Sunday, 1 March 1998 2:00 PM 12:00 PM
Geelong 12.9 (81) Western Bulldogs 22.12 (144) Waverley Park 10,509 Monday, 2 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM

Quarter Finals[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Local Time AEDT Time
Brisbane 18.17 (125) Adelaide 10.10 (70) Gabba 11,871 Friday, 6 March 1998 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
North Melbourne 16.14 (110) Essendon 8.15 (63) M.C.G. 30,850 Saturday, 7 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
West Coast 10.4 (64) St. Kilda 24.18 (162) Waverley Park 15,817 Sunday, 8 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Melbourne 13.10 (88) Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64) Waverley Park 13,537 Monday, 9 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM

Semi Finals[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Local Time AEDT Time
Brisbane 8.7 (55) North Melbourne 14.16 (100) Waverley Park 10,015 Friday 13 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
St. Kilda 15.12 (102) Melbourne 9.11 (65) Waverley Park 28,054 Saturday, 14 March 1998 8:00 PM 8:00 PM

Final[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date Local Time AEDT Time
North Melbourne 14.13 (97) St. Kilda 12.11 (83) Waverley Park 63,898 Saturday 21 March 1998 8:05 PM 8:05 PM

Teams[edit]

North Melbourne
B: 13 Martin Pike 4 Mick Martyn 11 Glen Archer
HB: 12 John Blakey 5 Jason McCartney 34 David King
C: 6 Shannon Grant 10 Anthony Stevens 28 Byron Pickett
HF: 17 Glenn Freeborn 18 Wayne Carey (Capt) 24 Craig Sholl
F: 26 Peter Bell 35 John Longmire 15 Winston Abraham
Foll: 16 Matthew Capuano 8 Robert Scott 3 Anthony Rock
Int: Damian Houlihan 14 Brady Anderson 23 Chris Groom
37 Adam Simpson 20 Anthony Mellington 38 Danny Stevens
Coach: Denis Pagan
St. Kilda
B: 1 Justin Peckett 13 David Sierakowski 8 Max Hudghton
HB: 7 Nicky Winmar 15 Darryl Wakelin 18 Jason Cripps
C: 29 Andrew Thompson 35 Robert Harvey 5 Austinn Jones
HF: 2 Tony Brown 23 Stewart Loewe (Co-Capt) 22 Matthew Lappin
F: 27 Luke Beveridge 25 Barry Hall 12 Shane Wakelin
Foll: 10 Peter Everitt 19 Steven Sziller 3 Nathan Burke (Co-Capt)
Int: 11 Gavin Mitchell 17 Rod Keogh 20 Matthew Young
42 Brett Cook 26 Joe McLaren 21 Ben Thompson
Coach: Stan Alves


Knock-Out Chart[edit]

Round Of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Carlton 74
North Melbourne 119 Brisbane 125
Brisbane 125 Adelaide 70
Fremantle 103 Brisbane 55
Adelaide 112 North Melbourne 100
Richmond 108 North Melbourne 110
West Coast 90 Essendon 63
Collingwood 36 North Melbourne 14 13 97
Port Adelaide 99 St. Kilda 12 11 83
St. Kilda 119 West Coast 64
Hawthorn 52 St. Kilda 162
Essendon 125 St. Kilda 102
Sydney 93 Melbourne 65
Melbourne 105 Melbourne 88
Geelong 81 Western Bulldogs 64
Western Bulldogs 144

Scorecard[edit]

North Melbourne vs St Kilda
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Final
North Melbourne 4.2 (26) 6.6 (42) 9.7 (61) 14.13 (97)
St Kilda 3.4 (22) 9.8 (62) 11.11 (77) 12.11 (83)
Venue: Waverley Park, Melbourne
Date: Saturday, 21 March 1998
Attendance: 63,898
Umpires:
Goal scorers: North Melbourne Carey 5, Abraham 3, Blakey, Grant 2, Scott, Sholl
St. Kilda Loewe 3, Everitt, Sierakowski 2, Jones, Winmar, Keogh, Sziller, Hall
Best: North Melbourne Carey, Abraham, Pike, Archer, A.Stevens, Grant
St. Kilda Jones, Loewe, Sziller, Lappin, Winmar
Reports:
Injuries: Nill
Coin toss winner:
Michael Tuck Medal: Wayne Carey, North Melbourne
Australian television broadcaster: Seven Network, commentators: Bruce McAvaney & Ian Robertson
National Anthem:

Final Placings[edit]

1. North Melbourne
2. St. Kilda
3. Melbourne
4. Brisbane
5. Western Bulldogs
6. Essendon
7. Adelaide
8. West Coast
9. Richmond
10. Sydney
11. Port Adelaide
12. Fremantle
13. Carlton
14. Geelong
15. Hawthorn
16. Collingwood

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