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Tarrant suspended for two games

08/06/2004 07:53:31 PM Comments (0)

Collingwood forward Chris Tarrant was suspended for two games at the AFL tribunal.

Tarrant was found guilty of striking West Coast's Trent Carroll at Telstra Dome last Friday night in a major blow to the Magpies' chances of a mid-season revival.

Tarrant, Collingwood's leading goalkicker this season with 23, will miss Monday's Queen's Birthday clash against arch-rival Melbourne as well as the round 13 match against Sydney at Telstra Stadium.

Tarrant was found guilty after he charged up the ground and made contact to Carroll as the Eagle jostled with Collingwood forward Cameron Cloke.

The tribunal ruled Tarrant's contact with Carroll was reckless and constituted a strike.

Collingwood immediately declared it would appeal against the verdict.

Tarrant's absence is a massive blow for Collingwood, which also has key forward Anthony Rocca in doubt for the game against the Demons because of an ankle injury.

In tonight's other cases, Port Adelaide tagger Stuart Cochrane was suspended for one game for striking and Richmond midfielder Tim Fleming was suspended for two games for rough play.

Cochrane was found guilty of striking Brisbane's Richard Hadley as he attempted to spoil a chest mark at the Gabba last Saturday night.

Fleming was suspended for cannoning into the back of Kangaroos youngster Ashley Watson at Telstra Dome last Saturday night.

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