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Final team: Three changes made

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  June 9, 2017 5:00 PM

Cold hard facts | Round 12 Hear the cold hard facts of our Round 12 match against GWS, presented by OnTime.

Carlton has made three changes for its match against Greater Western Sydney at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Liam Jones, Jed Lamb and Dale Thomas are the inclusions, replacing Samo Petrevski-Seton (managed) and omitted pair Nick Graham and Harrison Macreadie.

Thomas returns after he was sidelined for one match with a broken nose and concussion, while Jones and Lamb will make their first senior appearances of the season.

Jones has been one of the protagonists of the Northern Blues' five-game winning streak, starring in a multitude of roles - most recently as a defender.

"He’s in a rare vein of form," Northern Blues coach Josh Fraser recently said.

"Firstly, his attitude to his footy and his teammates have been standouts and he sets a great example for his teammates. His performances in multiple roles have been terrific and have been underpinned by his hunger for the contest."

A knee injury delayed Lamb's start to the season, but the clever forward has earned the opportunity to face his old side.

The 24-year-old has averaged 17 disposals and five tackles in each of his three VFL games this season, and will line up alongside fellow Giants-turned-Blues Lachie Plowman, Caleb Marchbank and Liam Sumner on Sunday.

There'll be extra motivation for the Blues to claim the four points against the top-of-the-table Giants, with Matthew Kreuzer and Plowman running out for their 150th and 50th games respectively.

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Carlton's team to face GWS:

Backs 31. Tom Williamson 44. Alex Silvagni 23. Jacob Weitering
Half-backs 6. Kade Simpson 20. Lachie Plowman 22. Caleb Marchbank
Centreline 15. Sam Docherty 9. Patrick Cripps 28. David Cuningham
Half-forwards 35. Ed Curnow 1. Jack Silvagni 30. Charlie Curnow
Forwards 25. Zac Fisher 41. Levi Casboult 46. Matthew Wright
Followers 8. Matthew Kreuzer 4. Bryce Gibbs 3. Marc Murphy (C)
Interchange 39. Dale Thomas 13. Jed Lamb 14. Liam Jones
  19. Liam Sumner    
Emergencies 32. Nick Graham  16. Billie Smedts 5. Samo Petrevski-Seton 

In: Thomas, Jones, Lamb

Out: Macreadie (omitted), Petrevski-Seton (managed), Graham (omitted)

Milestones: Kreuzer - 150 games, Plowman - 50 games