#sports activities St Kilda star Brad Crouch is obtainable one-match ban for tough conduct cost
St Kilda star Brad Crouch is obtainable one-match ban for tough conduct cost in opposition to Darcy Gardiner – and even Brisbane boss Chris Fagan admits he is ‘confused’ by the AFL’s strategy after Patrick Cripps was let off final week
- Brad Crouch has been supplied a one-match ban for his massive bump on Friday
- The St Kilda star was hit with a tough conduct cost in opposition to Darcy Gardiner
- High contact has been clouded by uncertainty after the Patrick Cripps resolution
- Brisbane coach Chris Fagan admits he’s ‘confused’ by the AFL’s strategy
St Kilda midfielder Brad Crouch has been supplied a one-game AFL ban for a excessive bump on Brisbane Lions defender Darcy Gardiner.
Crouch will miss the Saints’ closing common season recreation in opposition to Sydney if St Kilda can’t overturn the tough conduct cost on the tribunal.
The match assessment officer has graded the incident throughout the Lions’ 15-point win at Marvel Stadium on Friday evening as careless, excessive and medium impression.
Brad Crouch has been supplied a one-match ban for tough conduct on Darcy Gardiner
It comes after Brisbane coach Chris Fagan admitted he was ‘confused’ concerning the league’s excessive contact guidelines following the controversial resolution to clear Carlton star Patrick Cripps over the incident that left Callum Ah Chee concussed.
The Blues rolled the cube on Cripps’s two-game ban by going to the appeals board and gained a marathon listening to on Thursday evening.
The resolution freed Cripps as much as play of their essential recreation in opposition to Melbourne whereas Ah Chee was unavailable for the Lions below concussion protocols.
The St Kilda star made excessive contact with Gardiner’s head throughout their conflict at Marvel Stadium
‘I’m in all probability a bit confused about how that is going to be interpreted going ahead, it is honest to say,’ Fagan mentioned on Friday evening.
‘Good on Carlton for pursuing it and getting their participant free however I believed we have been all about defending the top.
‘Cal Ah Chee had no likelihood to guard his personal head final week.
‘He was off early within the recreation final week and he is not taking part in this week on account of it (concussion).
‘We get penalised for that and sadly Cal will get injured.’
Brisbane boss Chris Fagan admitted he was ‘confused’ by the AFL’s strategy to excessive contact
Fagan’s feedback have been at odds with these of Carlton counterpart Michael Voss, who hopes the Cripps resolution will give ‘extra readability’ about what gamers can do on the sphere.
‘The interpretation of that we felt prefer it was going to come back out that manner, we have been clearly left a bit bit dissatisfied with the end result of the tribunal and we adopted by way of the appeals course of,’ Voss mentioned on Friday.
‘I feel the sport nonetheless lends to evenly contesting the ball and that is not modified.’
Meanwhile, Western Bulldogs defender Zaine Cordy is for certain to come back below MRO scrutiny for a excessive, off-the-ball bump on GWS teen Tanner Bruhn.
The incident led to Bruhn’s teammates remonstrating with Cordy, because the off-contract forward-midfielder was positioned in concussion protocols.