Carlton got their season back on track last week and will be looking to build even more confidence against the young GWS Giants. We’ll have live scores from 1.10pm AEST.
The two coaches of these teams have clashed during the week over the Blues’ selection tactics.
Giants coach Kevin Sheedy warned the Blues not to take his side lightly as the suggestion Carlton would rest a number of their stars gained momentum.
When the team sheets came out, Chris Judd, Matthew Kreuzer and Jarrad Waite were all left out.
Carlton coach Brett Ratten defended the omissions, saying the best available team was selected.
On the field, the two teams appear destined to end the year at different ends of the ladder, so it will be tough for the Giants to get close.
But GWS have performed well the past two weeks, holding the Western Bulldogs to a goalless first quarter and keeping Adelaide honest a week earlier.
Jeremy Cameron has been the big talking point out of the kids following his five-goal haul last week. Tomas Bugg has also been in magnificent form.
The Giants have joined the Blues in making a raft of changes: Rhys Palmer, Dean Brogan, Tim Mohr, Setanta O’hAilpin are possible inclusions, while Josh Bruce, Shaun Edwards, Jacob Townsend, Adam Treloar and Adam Tomlinson are out.
Carlton are coming off a hard-fought eight-point win over Fremantle last Friday.
Freo played a defensive game but the Blues were up to the challenge and would’ve won by more if it weren’t for a late rally. Chris Judd was well held, but Kade Simpson, Marc Murphy and Mitch Robinson were all prominent.