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Geelong's Rooke free to play finals

26/08/2008 12:31:09 PM Comments (0)

Geelong's Max Rooke will miss Saturday's AFL match against West Coast, but will be available for the first week of the finals, after accepting a one-match suspension.

Rooke submitted an early guilty plea to engaging in rough conduct against North Melbourne's Sam Power during last Sunday's clash at Skilled Stadium.

The charge was laid after Rooke laid a heavy bump on Power during the second quarter, which left the Kangaroos player dazed and confused.

Rooke would have risked a two-match ban had he fought the charge at the tribunal, which would have put him in danger of missing the Cats' qualifying final.

And North's Michael Firrito accepted a $900 fine for making an obscene gesture during the final quarter of the same match, in the only other charge arising out of the weekend's round.

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