STAR Western Bulldogs midfielder Lachie Hunter and young Tiger Jack Graham have been offered one-game bans on charges arising from round four.
Hunter was charged with rough conduct after an incident in the third term of the Bulldogs’ loss to Sydney at Etihad Stadium, when he rushed in while Swans forward Tom Papley was laying on the ground and shoved his head forcefully into the turf.
Lachie Hunter can accept a one-game ban for rough conduct on Tom Papley.
— AFL.com.au (@AFLcomau) April 16, 2018
Match Review Officer Michael Christian graded Hunter’s conduct as intentional, low impact and involving high contact, drawing a one-game suspension.
Graham was charged with striking gun Brisbane midfielder Dayne Zorko during the third quarter of Richmond’s 86-point victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The tough Richmond midfielder’s conduct was deemed to be intentional, low impact and involving high contact.
Four other players were offered financial sanctions for incidents in round four matches on Saturday and Sunday:
- Tiger Kamdyn McIntosh ($2,000) for rough conduct against Brisbane’s Allen Christensen
- Gun Sydney midfielder Dan Hannebery ($1,500) for instigating a melee before the opening bounce of his team’s clash with the Western Bulldogs
- Carlton young gun Sam Petrevski-Seton ($1,500) for misconduct against Kangaroo Jed Anderson
- Melbourne defender Sam Frost ($1,500) for misconduct against Hawthorn wingman Isaac Smith
Earlier on Monday, Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker accepted a $2,000 fine for striking Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar in last Friday night’s match at Adelaide Oval.