DEFENSIVE stocks bolstered.

Reigning John Nicholls Medallist Jacob Weitering will play his first game of the 2024 season tomorrow afternoon when Carlton takes on North Melbourne.

The key defender was confirmed to be available for selection earlier in the week after a pre-season calf injury, and he's joined in the AFL side by the returning Caleb Marchbank, who has impressed in a strong training block after illness.


They're joined as the three additions in the side by Elijah Hollands, with the announcement of his Navy Blue debut coming in Wednesday's training session courtesy of younger brother Ollie.

The trio replace Brodie Kemp, Lewis Young and David Cuningham in the selected side.

Following the Club’s main training session on Wednesday, both Cuningham (calf) and Jesse Motlop (hamstring) were ruled out of selection. Kemp and Young have both been omitted.

The Blues' sub will come from their five-man bench, out of Jordan Boyd, Jack Carroll, Matthew Cottrell, Round 1 sub Corey Durdin and Orazio Fantasia.

Round 3 team v North Melbourne


Caleb Marchbank

Jacob Weitering

Zac Williams


Adam Saad

Mitch McGovern

Nic Newman


Ollie Hollands

Patrick Cripps

Blake Acres


Matthew Owies

Harry McKay

Matthew Kennedy


Elijah Hollands

Charlie Curnow

Lachie Fogarty


Tom De Koning

Adam Cerra

George Hewett


Jordan Boyd

Jack Carroll

Matthew Cottrell


Corey Durdin

Orazio Fantasia



Jaxon Binns

Marc Pittonet

Lewis Young


In: Elijah Hollands, Caleb Marchbank, Jacob Weitering
Out: David Cuningham (calf), Brodie Kemp, Lewis Young