See the rest of the AFL’s match review panel decisions from the past weekend’s action.
Geelong forward James Podsiadly is set to miss his side’s clash against North Melbourne this weekend after being suspended by the AFL match review panel for his hit on St Kida’s Jack Steven.
Geelong’s poor discipline continues to hurt them after Jimmy Bartel was suspended for an incident last weekend.
Despite the loss of two of their better players, the Cats continue to be one of the best side’s in the competition,, with the 101-point mauling of St Kilda last weekend keeping them in the top two.
Podsiadly is one of seven Geelong players with dangerous demerit points tallies hanging over them, was carrying 93.75 from a reprimand from a rough conduct offence against Adelaide’s Richard Douglas in the previous round.
Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge escaped punishment and received a reprimand for attempting to trip Essendon’s Patrick Ryder.
Essendon also had good news themselves after Jake Melksham and Jake Carlisle were given reprimands and will be free to play in their blockbuster clash with Collingwood at the MCG.