The Roos secure a finals berth after their comfortable 50-point win.
North Melbourne has all-but secured September football with a 50-point win over a lukewarm Western Bulldogs side.
The Kangaroos’ 12th win of the season was built off two dominant spells in the first and third quarters, taking them to an impressive 17.9 (111) to 8.13 (61) win.
It was not all roses for Brad Scott’s men, who lost Jack Ziebell with a knee complaint late and could have returning midfielder Daniel Wells on report.
Wells’ bump on Shaun Higgins may have collected the Bulldog’s jaw.
North Melbourne built its victory upon a dominant first term.
Led by evergreen veteran Brent Harvey and clearance machine Andrew Swallow, the Kangaroos slammed on four unanswered goals in the opening 10 minutes.
The match resembled a training drill early on as Aaron Black’s two goals took North Melbourne to a 26-point quarter-time lead.