Main content

Final team: Williamson to debut

Classic Matches | Essendon Prepare yourself for the Blues game this week with a trip down memory lane to a classic Carlton match. This week we look back at Round 18, 2001.

The Blues will blood their latest debutant on Sunday after Tom Williamson was named in Carlton’s final side for the clash against Essendon at the MCG.

The former North Ballarat midfielder was taken with pick No.61 in the 2016 NAB AFL National Draft, and has impressed on the track with his excellent endurance and speed.

Watch Williamson's under-18 highlights

Sam Kerridge also comes in to the side, while Dennis Armfield and Billie Smedts have both been omitted. 

The 18-year-old joins Samo Petrevski-Seton, Harrison Macreadie and Jarrod Pickett as the Blues’ latest debutants in the first three games this year. 

The Blues do battle against arch-rival Essendon at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, with the bounce at 3:20pm AEST.

Carlton's team to face Essendon:

Backs 15. Sam Docherty 22. Caleb Marchbank 43. Simon White
Half-backs 6. Kade Simpson 17. Sam Rowe 20. Lachie Plowman
Centreline 11. Sam Kerridge 9. Patrick Cripps 35. Ed Curnow
Half-forwards 39. Dale Thomas 23. Jacob Weitering 1. Jack Silvagni
Forwards 46. Matthew Wright 41. Levi Casboult 5. Samo Petrevski-Seton
Followers 8. Matthew Kreuzer 4. Bryce Gibbs 3. Marc Murphy (C)
Interchange from: 30. Charlie Curnow 26. Harrison Macreadie 33. Jarrod Pickett
  31. Tom Williamson    
 Emergencies 16. Billie Smedts 10. Harry McKay  24. Rhys Palmer 

In: Kerridge, Williamson

Out: Dennis Armfield (omitted), Billie Smedts (omitted)

New: Williamson (North Ballarat Rebels, pick No.61 in 2016 NAB AFL National Draft)