WING duo Lochie O’Brien and Matthew Cottrell have officially been re-selected by Carlton in the rookie draft. 

It was announced back in October that the Blues had made a commitment to select the two as rookies, moving from the senior list. 

That was made official today, with O’Brien and Cottrell selected with picks Nos.6 and 19 respectively. 

O’Brien has played 41 games since debuting back in 2018, including the final four games of the 2021 season.

Cottrell has featured in 19 games for his boyhood club, including 14 this season. His finest moment came when he kicked the match-winning gaol against Sydney in Round 16, 2020.

They joined Domanic Akuei, who became a new Blue as a Category B rookie following his involvement with the Carlton Academy.