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Follow it LIVE: Blues host Tigers in blockbuster season opener

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THERE are no late changes for Thursday night's season opener between Carlton and Richmond at the MCG.

Both teams have loaded up with fresh faces for the clash, with six new Blues to feature and three new players set to represent the Tigers for the first time.

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Carlton has named debutants Sam Walsh and Michael Gibbons, as well as new recruits Mitch McGovern, Alex Fasolo, Nic Newman and Will Setterfield.

Meanwhile, Richmond has confirmed that gun free agent signing Tom Lynch will play, as well as youngster Noah Balta and former St Kilda forward Mav Weller.

Carlton v Richmond at the MCG, 7.25pm AEDT



Carlton: McKay, Newman, Gibbons, Setterfield
Richmond: Weller, Graham, Broad, Balta