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Barry Hall accepts two-game AFL ban

30/06/2009 04:47:17 PM Comments (0)

Sydney forward Barry Hall will miss the next two AFL games after pleading guilty to striking Adelaide's Ben Rutten.

Hall will miss games against North Melbourne and Essendon after accepting the penalty offered him by the match review panel, following his latest brain-fade in Saturday's game at AAMI Stadium.

The latest suspension takes to 26 the number of games Hall has missed through suspension, easily the highest of any current player.

The 32-year-old's future with the Swans remains uncertain given his run of discipline issues over the past two seasons, and even coach Paul Roos doubted on Monday whether Hall wanted to continue playing football.

However, Hall reportedly insists he has no plans for a mid-season retirement.

North Melbourne's Drew Petrie accepted a reprimand for striking Western Bulldogs captain Brad Johnson at the MCG last Sunday, but can play the Swans at the SCG on Sunday.

Richmond's Trent Cotchin also accepted a reprimand, for striking St Kilda's Jarryn Geary at Etihad Stadium last Sunday night, but can play Adelaide on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

The trio's guilty pleas means the tribunal will not sit on Tuesday night.

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