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Another Blue to debut

Team Selection | Round 21 Emily Angwin brings you all the team selection news ahead of our Round 21 clash against Brisbane.

Another member of Carlton’s 2015 draft class will make his debut this season, with young midfielder David Cuningham to play his first game in the navy blue jumper against the Lions.

Since overcoming a hip injury earlier in the year, the 19-year-old, who was taken at pick 23, has played consisted footy for the Northern Blues in the VFL.

Cuningham is one of two changes this week, with forward Liam Jones returning to the senior side to replace the retired Andrew Walker.

Watch David Cuningham's under-18 highlights

Midfielder Nick Graham has been omitted.

Brisbane has made four changes, bringing in Tom Cutler, Michael Close, Stefan Martin and Jarrad Jansen for Josh Green (foot), Josh Schache (general soreness), Nick Robertson (knee) and Liam Dawson (omitted).

Carlton takes on the Brisbane Lions this Saturday at the Gabba, with the match kicking off at 1:45pm. 

Carlton's team to take on Brisbane:

Backs 42. Zach Tuohy 43. Simon White 6. Kade Simpson (C)
Half-backs 15. Sam Docherty 23. Jacob Weitering 20. Lachie Plowman
Centreline 27. Dennis Armfield 9. Patrick Cripps 12. Blaine Boekhorst
Half-forwards 2. Jack Silvagni 14. Liam Jones 35. Ed Curnow
Forwards 28. David Cuningham 41. Levi Casboult 7. Dylan Buckley
Followers 8. Matthew Kreuzer 4. Bryce Gibbs 11. Sam Kerridge
Interchange 34. Andrew Phillips 46. Matthew Wright 39. Dale Thomas
  17. Sam Rowe    
Emergencies 32. Nick Graham 33. Andrejs Everitt 18. Kristian Jaksch

In: Jones, Cuningham

Out: Andrew Walker (retired), Nick Graham (omitted)

New: David Cuningham (Oakleigh Chargers)