Carlton forward Matthew Watson appears set to capitalise on his strong end to last season after booting six goals in the Blues' intra-club match on Friday.
The 22-year-old, who has thrived since being moved from defence in the VFL in the middle of last season, was the standout forward in the scratch match at Ikon Park.
He had three goals to half-time before a booming kick from outside 50m gave him his fourth early in the third quarter, ahead of a late pair in last quarter.
New Blue Liam Jones kicked two goals while Dylan Buckley, Dale Thomas, Tom Bell and Patrick Cripps impressed.
Veteran midfielder Chris Judd was heavily rotated but moved well when he was involved in the action.
First-round draft pick Blaine Boekhorst showed some positive signs and kicked a goal before courageously flying for a mark in the fourth quarter and landing on flat on his back.
He wasn't injured but took his time getting up after being momentarily stunned in the fall.
Young forward Troy Menzel sent a scare through the ranks after limping off with a right quad injury in the second term.
The 20-year-old, who had LARS surgery on his right knee when he was 16, threw himself on the ball early in quarter and struggled to get up.
He was helped off by trainers, strongly favouring his right side.
After being treated on the boundary, Menzel walked to the rooms with his right quad heavily strapped.
The Blues later confirmed he had suffered a cork to his right quad and would take no further part in the game.
Menzel looked to have re-injured his reconstructed knee in round 18 last season against North Melbourne but scans revealed the injury was only bone bruising.
His brother Daniel has undergone four knee reconstructions at Geelong.
Irish rookie Ciaran Sheehan also looked to have hurt his leg late in the game and tried to run it off before leaving the field.
The likes of Bryce Gibbs, Andrew Walker, Sam Docherty and Chris Yarran didn't play, while Matthew Kreuzer was another absentee after suffering another fracture to his right foot this week.
The teams were filled with 10 players from the club's VFL affiliate the Northern Blues.