Steve Morris, Mitch Robinson and Neville Jetta all accepted bans from the weekend’s AFL round.
Richmond defender Steven Morris’ minor charges add up to a major headache for Tigers coach Damien Hardwick.
Morris will miss the Tigers’ AFL clash with Brisbane and its much-vaunted “mosquito fleet” after pleading guilty to two rough conduct charges from his side’s win over St Kilda.
Individually, the bans weren’t enough to sideline Morris but the two charges combined to give Morris 183.5 points and a week off.
It’s poor timing for the Tigers, who would have pencilled Morris in for a job on one of Brisbane’s self-styled three amigos – Dayne Zorko, Josh Green and Lewis Taylor.
Instead Hardwick will need to redraw his defensive set-up for a match crucial in determining lower ladder places.
Brisbane have lost impressive midfielder Jack Redden after he was diagnosed with a suspected stress fracture from the club’s four-point win over North Melbourne.
The break ends his streak of 112 consecutive games for the Lions since his debut, and could mean a long spell on the sidelines.
The biggest ban of the weekend went to Carlton utility Mitch Robinson, who will sit out two weeks after punching Taylor Adams in the Blues’ loss to Collingwood.
Melbourne small defender Neville Jetta will also miss a week after accepting a rough conduct charge.
Gold Coast defender Jarrod Harbrow accepted a reprimand for striking Hawthorn’s Luke Breust, leaving him free to play against Collingwood this weekend.
The AFL pocketed $7500 in fines from five melee charges.
Saint Jimmy Webster had his wallet lightened by $3000, while Richmond midfield tyro Dustin Martin was slugged with a $2100 fine.