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Barry Hall facing another AFL suspension

07/07/2008 06:18:49 PM Comments (0)

Sydney's Barry Hall faces another suspension after he was charged by the AFL match review panel with attempting to strike Collingwood's Shane Wakelin.

Hall was cited for an incident in the second quarter of Saturday night's game at ANZ Stadium, when he raised a forearm towards Wakelin.

He was hit with a two-game suspension, but can reduce that to one game with an early guilty plea.

In laying a charge of attempting to strike, the panel effectively ruled that Hall did not make contact to Wakelin's head even though the Magpie defender fell to the ground.

But the panel deemed the incident as serious enough to warrant a reprimand.

That would usually clear a player to take part in his side's next game, but Hall's bad record - following his notorious strike on West Coast's Brent Staker in round four, which incurred a seven-game suspension - means the forward will miss Sunday's game against Hawthorn unless the Swans successfully win a challenge at the tribunal on Tuesday night.

But if the Swans challenged and lost, they would also be without Hall for the round 16 game against Carlton.

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