Fremantle players Nathan Fyfe and Zac Dawson are out of Friday night’s big game against Hawthorn unless they have successful visits to the tribunal.
Star Fremantle midfielder Nathan Fyfe and key defender Zac Dawson are out of the grand final rematch against Hawthorn because of suspension.
The only way Fyfe and Dawson will be available for the Dockers this Friday night at the MCG is if they successfully plead their cases at the tribunal.
On a busy day for the match review panel, Geelong’s Taylor Hunt was ruled out of the Saturday night blockbuster against Collingwood.
Carlton key position player Jarrad Waite was reprimanded for the rare offence of staging, but Richmond small forward Jake King also received a misconduct fine for his role in the same incident.
But the match day report against Richmond star Dustin Martin for striking was withdrawn.
Fyfe was charged with rough conduct for his high bump on Gold Coast midfielder Michael Rischetelli during Saturday’s home win.
His poor record means the Dockers will be tempted to test the case at the tribunal, given Fyfe penalty is two matches regardless of an early plea.
Down-the-ground vision resulted in Dawson being charged with tripping Gold Coast’s Brandon Matera.
The original penalty was a reprimand, but Dawson’s bad record increases it to a one-match suspension.
Again, an early plea has no effect on the penalty and the Dockers could also take the case to the tribunal.
Hunt received a two-game ban for rough conduct against Brisbane midfielder Daniel Rich.
He can accept a one-match suspension with an early plea.
The panel reprimanded Waite for the incident with King, who kicked out during last Thursday night’s match.
King’s foot clearly caught Waite in the chest, but the Carlton player reacted as though he had been hit in the mouth.
King was also fined $1200 for misconduct, with the penalty reduced to $800 if he does not contest the charge.
* Greater Western Sydney co-captain Callan Ward can accept a $1950 fine for reckless umpire contact.
* Adelaide’s Richard Douglas faces a $900 fine for negligent umpire contact.
* Sydney’s Tom Derickx can accept a reprimand for rough conduct against Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury.