CALEB Marchbank will play his first game of the 2023 season when Carlton takes on Collingwood tomorrow night.

One of six inclusions for Friday night’s clash, Marchbank gets his chance after some outstanding form in recent weeks, fresh off a 29-disposal performance last time out. 

He joins the already-announced inclusions of captain Patrick Cripps and the in-form Adam Cerra, who AFL Senior Coach Michael Voss confirmed as certain starters when speaking to media on Thursday morning. 

Marc Pittonet will also play his first game since the bye after starring on return for the Carlton Reserves last weekend, partnering Tom De Koning in the ruck.

The Blues have also added some attacking bite with the returns of Jack Martin and Matthew Owies, while Jesse Motlop will also play against the Pies.

After starting his career at Sydney, George Hewett will play his 150th AFL career game tomorrow night against the Pies — the same side he debuted against for the Swans back in Round 1, 2016.

Coming out of the side through injury are Sam Walsh (hamstring) and Jack Silvagni (knee), while Lachie Cowan, Ed Curnow, Paddy Dow, Josh Honey and last week’s sub in Lewis Young have been omitted.

One of Cowan, Dow, Young or Zac Fisher will be sub after being named as emergencies.

The game will see the Peter Mac Cup awarded, a long-standing tradition between the two old enemies dating back 30 years. The player named best on ground will be the recipient of the Richard Pratt Medal.

Round 20 team v Collingwood


Brodie Kemp

Jacob Weitering

Nic Newman


Sam Docherty

Mitch McGovern

Adam Saad


Blake Acres

Patrick Cripps

Oliver Hollands


Lachie Fogarty

Tom De Koning

David Cuningham


Jack Martin

Charlie Curnow

Matthew Owies


Marc Pittonet

Adam Cerra

George Hewett


Alex Cincotta

Matthew Cottrell

Caleb Marchbank


Jesse Motlop



Lachie Cowan

Paddy Dow

Zac Fisher


Lewis Young



In: Cerra, Cripps, Marchbank, Martin, Owies, Pittonet
Out: Silvagni (knee), Walsh (hamstring), Cowan, E.Curnow, Dow, Honey, Young