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Taylor, Rooke to face AFL tribunal

By Roger Vaughan 29/03/2009 05:42:47 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn ruckman Simon Taylor and Geelong utility Max Rooke appear the reported players in the most peril after Friday night's fiery AFL clash.

They were among four players booked during the grand final rematch at the MCG.

Taylor kneed Cats midfielder Joel Selwood in the head during the first term.

The Geelong youngster had to leave the field with concussion, although he later returned to the match.

Selwood's head also hit the turf heavily just before the contact from Taylor.

Rooke was booked for his bump on Hawks captain Sam Mitchell in the third term.

Mitchell was not expecting the contact, which happened a few metres from the play.

Adding to Rooke's nervous wait for the match review panel's findings on Monday is his 85.63 carryover points from a one-match suspension last August.

That means if Rooke is suspended for the Mitchell bump, his penalty will probably go up by one game.

Hawthorn's Norm Smith medallist Luke Hodge also has 71.38 carryover points from last season, but the match review panel should have good news for him.

Hodge was booked for striking Geelong forward Tom Lonergan as the Hawks star tried to spoil.

Hodge appeared to touch the ball before the contact and this will weigh heavily in his favour.

Geelong defender Andrew Mackie was reported for his "love tap" to the midriff of Hawthorn ruckman Brent Renouf.

The other report from round one is against Carlton's Kade Simpson for his front-on bump to Richmond onballer Daniel Jackson.

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