THE BLUES will welcome back five for Sunday’s trip to the Gabba. 

Making a handful of changes from last week’s team, Caleb Marchbank will play his first game since Round 13, bringing up a long-awaited 50 career games in the process. 

Fellow inclusion Jack Newnes also celebrates his 50th game in Navy Blue, marking three milestones for the Blues in what will also be Adam Saad’s 150th.

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Also returning to the team are Paddy Dow and Jack Martin, while Jack Silvagni - who was activated as medical sub last weekend - has been elevated into the 22. 

It will be Martin’s first game since being subbed out against Fremantle back in Round 15 with a calf complaint, while Dow is in the senior side after a consistent run of form with the Carlton Reserves.

He takes the place of the injured Matthew Kennedy in the midfield, who was confirmed as an exclusion last night alongside Nic Newman (knee) and Lachie Plowman. 

Marc Pittonet has been managed, as has Corey Durdin, who underwent a fitness test today but the decision was made to not play him this week. 

Durdin and Pittonet have both been named as emergencies alongside Brodie Kemp and Will Hayes, who has taken the place of Lachie Fogarty after pulling up sore following training today. The medical sub will be announced an hour before the game.

In conjunction with Co-Major partner Hyundai, this match will mark the annual Back Our ’Baggers game, where the name of a Carlton supporter will feature on the back of each Navy Blue guernsey. 

Sunday’s game begins at 3:20pm.

Round 21 squad v Brisbane

Backs:

Adam Saad
(R Turco)

Lewis Young
(B Monks-Hamilton)

Sam Docherty
(D Stevenson)

Half-backs:

Caleb Marchbank
(M Barber)

Jacob Weitering
(A Mountney)

Mitch McGovern
(R Thornbury)

Centreline:

Jack Newnes
(S Adamthwaite)

Patrick Cripps
(T Kurtboganoglu)

Will Setterfield
(C Pires)

Half-forwards:

Zac Fisher
(R Anderson)

Harry McKay
(J Romeo)

Matthew Owies
(P Pike)

Forwards:

Jesse Motlop
(K Hibberd)

Charlie Curnow
(E Denning)

Jack Martin
(A Weir)

Followers:

Tom De Koning
(H Beavis)

Sam Walsh
(K Field)

Adam Cerra
(G Cooper)

Interchange:

Matthew Cottrell
(B Bergersen)

Paddy Dow
(G Spiden)

Lochie O'Brien
(L Reeve)

 

Jack Silvagni
(T Bono)

 

 

Emergencies:

Corey Durdin
(T Russo)

Will Hayes
(R McLaren)

Brodie Kemp
(K Healy)

 

Marc Pittonet
(J Williamson)

 

 

 

In: Paddy Dow, Caleb Marchbank, Jack Martin, Jack Newnes
Out: Corey Durdin (managed), Matthew Kennedy (concussion/jaw), Nic Newman (knee), Marc Pittonet (managed), Lachie Plowman

After being activated as medical sub last weekend, Jack Silvagni has been elevated into the starting 22.