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Lions' McGrath can accept a reprimand

16/02/2009 07:40:15 PM Comments (0)

Brisbane utility Ashley McGrath can accept a reprimand for his front-on bump during Saturday night's AFL pre-season match.

McGrath was booked on the night for making forceful contact from front-on with St Kilda's Brendon Goddard during the third term.

The match review panel has classified the incident as a level one offence, ruling it as negligent and low impact.

That means a one-game suspension, but McGrath's five-year good record will reduce it to a reprimand if he takes the early plea.

The panel also cleared Fremantle defender Antoni Grover of an incident on Sunday night where he collected Richmond's Dean Polo in a marking contest, opening up a cut on the Tiger's face.

The contact was described as a legitimate spoil.

New Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell will face the tribunal on Tuesday night to contest a four-match ban.

The match review panel charged Maxwell a week ago for rough conduct against West Coast youngster Patrick McGinnity, during the February 7 NAB Cup game.

McGinnity suffered a broken jaw and Maxwell could have taken a three-match sanction with an early plea.

Maxwell's hearing was delayed by a week because Collingwood were at a community camp.

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