A skinny young kid named Robert Walls played his first game for Carlton in this 44-point destruction of Hawthorn at Princes Park.

Round 2, 1967

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday April 22, 1967
Result: Win by 44 pointsUmpire: BlewCrowd: 31,558 Receipts: $8,021
Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 3, A.Gallagher 2, T.Board 2, R.Walls 2, J.Nicholls 1, B.Kekovich 1, R.Barassi 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Despite a slow start, the Blues would bounce out of the blocks in the second to crush the Hawks and overall, double their score.

The football world came to see the new goal-scoring machine from Tasmania in Peter Hudson make his debut for Hawthorn, but Carlton sprung its own surprise by unveiling their own new full forward in 16 years, 275 days old Robert Walls.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 18 John Lloyd 11 John Goold 36 Peter McLean
C: 39 Cliff Stewart 17 Gordon Collis 34 Ian Robertson
HF: 25 Alex Jesaulenko 16 Brian Kekovich 32 Bryan Quirk
F: 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 42 Robert Walls 24 Terry Board
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 3 Kevin Hall 19 Ian Collins
Coach: Ron Barassi


150 Games: Serge Silvagni
Debut: Robert Walls


I was at this match and remember seeing a pale, skinny kid only a few months older than myself. Robert Walls was a very brave 16yo playing against men. Huddo also debuted and played on "rugged" Wes Lofts, he kicked 4 goals, Wes would not have been happy about that!

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