MAKE it a double debut.

Corey Durdin will play his first game for the Carlton Football Club alongside Brodie Kemp this afternoon.

Back in his home state of South Australia, Durdin was informed by Senior Coach David Teague in front of the playing group upon arrival at Adelaide Oval.

Durdin's spot in the 22 will come in place of co-captain Patrick Cripps, who will miss due to quad tightness. Cripps was given every chance to prove his fitness for the Round 22 clash, but the decision was made on Saturday morning to withdraw him from the team.

It means that Carlton’s back-to-back opening selections from the past two drafts will play their first game for the Club on the same day.

It’s the first time that two Carlton players will debut in the same game since Round 1, 2017.

The medical sub will be announced an hour before the bounce.