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Hall to front tribunal via videolink

15/04/2008 12:46:31 PM Comments (0)

Sydney star Barry Hall will have his fate decided by the AFL Tribunal over his big hit on West Coast defender Brent Staker on Tuesday night, but will not appear before the Melbourne hearing in person.

Hall will instead give evidence via videolink from Sydney, the Swans deciding not to fly the forward to Melbourne after he had surgery on Monday to repair a broken wrist.

Hall's case was referred directly to the tribunal by the league's match review panel, after they deemed the strike too severe for a set penalty.

There was some speculation the Swans would seek a postponement of the case, given Hall's injury, but it will go ahead Tuesday night.

It will be the second of three cases in what is expected to be a long sitting.

Geelong forward Cameron Mooney will contest a charge of tripping St Kilda's Leigh Montagna, for which the big Cat faces a one-match suspension.

And Fremantle's Steven Dodd will contest a charge of tripping Richmond's Jack Riewoldt, for which he is also facing a one-match ban.

Six other players accepted penalties handed down by the panel.

Collingwood's Nick Maxwell will miss one match for striking Carlton's Marc Murphy at the MCG on Sunday.

Melbourne's Brad Miller is out for one game, after engaging in rough conduct against North Melbourne's Daniel Pratt at the MCG on Saturday.

Geelong's Ryan Gamble also accepted a one-match ban, for striking St Kilda's Nick Dal Santo at Telstra Dome on Saturday.

Adelaide defender Nathan Bassett received a reprimand for a low-grade strike on Hawthorn's Rick Ladson in Launceston on Sunday.

And Western Bulldogs skipper Brad Johnson and Essendon youngster Sam Lonergan will each pay $1,950 fines for making contact with an umpire during Friday night's match at Telstra Dome.

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