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Team selection: Swansong for Dennis

Team Selection | Round 23 Grace Phillips brings you all the team selection news ahead of our Round 23 clash against Sydney.

It will be Dennis Armfield’s swansong on Saturday at the SCG after the retiring veteran was named in the Blues’ line-up to face Sydney.

The 30-year-old comes in for Jack Silvagni, who has undergone surgery on his shoulder this week. 

In the Club’s final home and away game for 2017, Blues fans will have the chance to farewell the beloved Armfield, who hangs up the boots after 10 seasons at the Club. 


And for the first time since 2011, the Blues will be looking to do the double over the Swans after their 19-point win in Round 6. 

Carlton members and supporters are also invited to the Round 23 pre-match function in Sydney, held at the Woollahra Hotel starting from 1:30pm. 


Backs 20. Lachie Plowman 14. Liam Jones 15. Sam Docherty
Half-backs 6. Kade Simpson 23. Jacob Weitering 38. Ciaran Byrne
Centreline 25. Zac Fisher 5. Sam Petrevski-Seton 12. Blaine Boekhorst
Half-forwards 46. Matthew Wright 30. Charlie Curnow 39. Dale Thomas
Forwards 13. Jed Lamb 41. Levi Casboult 33. Jarrod Pickett
Followers 8. Matthew Kreuzer 4. Bryce Gibbs 3. Marc Murphy (C)
Interchange 27. Dennis Armfield 11. Sam Kerridge 16. Billie Smedts
  31. Tom Williamson    
Emergencies 32. Nick Graham 18. Kristian Jaksch 28. David Cuningham

In: Armfield

Out: J.Silvagni (shoulder)