The Kangaroos will not lodge an appeal after admitting they were unable to identify any legitimate grounds for appeal.
North Melbourne has accepted Brent Harvey’s three-match ban for misconduct with the club unable to identify any legitimate grounds for appeal.
It means the influential veteran will miss the Kangaroos’ final two home-and-away season games against Adelaide and Melbourne, as well as the opening week of finals.
The club announced on Wednesday morning that they would not be lodging an appeal.
We were obviously extremely disappointed with the severity of the suspension at the Tribunal last night, but acknowledge we received a fair hearing,” North’s director of football Geoff Walsh told the club’s website.
“Immediately after the decision was announced, and through until this morning, we have been exploring our avenues for an appeal.
“However, we have been unable to identify anything that could help reduce the penalty for Brent.
“If we could appeal the decision we would, but the reality is there are simply no grounds for it given the circumstances and the way the case played out.”
The Kangaroos will go into its clash with Adelaide on Sunday without its two key midfielders, after speedster Daniel Wells accepted a one-match ban for two separate incidents involving Western Bulldogs player Shaun Higgins.