Where and When: Sunday, May 15 at 3:20pm, GIANTS Stadium 

Last time they met: 

The GIANTS locked in an elimination final berth and sealed their top-eight spot with a 14-point win over Carlton in round 23 last year. Wearing their Indigenous jumper as a tribute to the retiring Eddie Betts, the GIANTS overcame a fast start from the Blues to record a 12.17 (89) to 11.9 (75) win at Marvel Stadium. Midfield quartet Josh Kelly, Tim Taranto, Jacob Hopper and Callan Ward were crucial to the game turning in the GIANTS’ favour, while Jesse Hogan was dominant up forward.

Broadcast: 

Sunday’s match will be shown live on the Seven Network including 7mate in NSW and the ACT as well as Fox Sports 3 and Kayo nationally from 3pm.

The match can also be heard on the following radio stations in Sydney this week: SEN’s AFL Nation. For the latest television and radio broadcast guide, click here. 

What it means for the GIANTS: 

Last week’s loss to Geelong in Canberra leaves the GIANTS with just two wins from the opening eight rounds and facing an uphill battle to finish inside the top eight this season. The GIANTS will be eager to bounce back in a big way this weekend, returning to GIANTS Stadium for the first time since their win over the Gold Coast in round three.

Sunday’s clash with Carlton will be the first of back-to-back games at GIANTS Stadium for the first time this season, with the next fortnight shaping to be a crucial one for Leon Cameron’s side as they look to ignite their 2022 season.

Where’s the opposition at?

It's been a promising start to Michael Voss' Carlton coaching career, with the Blues currently sitting inside the top four after recording six wins from eight games to start the season. The powerful forward combination of Charlie Curnow (six goals) and Harry McKay (three goals) guided the Blues to a highly impressive 17.14 (116) to 10.8 (68) win over Adelaide at Marvel Stadium last weekend. Jack Martin sustained a minor calf strain in the Blues’ win and will likely miss this week with George Hewett an outside chance to return from his own calf knock. Former GIANT Caleb Marchbank had 20 disposals and five marks in the VFL on his return from an ACL injury but is unlikely to make his AFL return this weekend.

Player watch: 

After a 330-day absence, Toby Greene will make his return to GIANTS Stadium this weekend.

Greene hasn’t featured at venue since the GIANTS’ round 14 win over Carlton last season, where he registered 20 disposals, eight marks and four goals, including his famous 60 metre torpedo kick.

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Toby's Torp: Quad Call

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Following his return from suspension in round six, the GIANTS co-captain has averaged 2.3 goals, 14 disposals and 245.8 metres gained.

In the mix: 

Despite a bye round in the VFL last weekend, a number of GIANTS will still be pushing their cases for selection this week. Tanner BruhnXavier O’HalloranJacob Wehr, Kieren Briggs, Jake Riccardi and James Peatling have all been in great VFL form, with Jake Stein and Leek Aleer ready to go should the backline need them. Draftee Josh Fahey could join fellow first-year players Finn Callaghan and Cooper Hamilton in making his AFL debut after impressing as a running half-back at the lower level. Conor Stone recently returned from injury as did Zach Sproule, and both will push for a spot once their match fitness is back.

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