Swans, Bulldogs escape AFL tribunal

Swans, Bulldogs escape AFL tribunal

Sydney and the Western Bulldogs have received good news from the AFL match review panel, with no players facing suspensions ahead of their preliminary finals.

Bulldogs forwards Clay Smith and Tom Boyd can accept $1000 fines for being involved in a melee during their semi-final win over Hawthorn at the MCG on Friday.

Hawthorn’s Cyril Rioli and James Siciliy can also accept $1000 sanctions for their role in the halftime scuffle.

Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs was reported during Saturday’s semi-final at the SCG for a bump to the head of Sydney’s Ben McGlynn but can escape with a $1000 fine

The clash early in the fourth quarter was deemed to be careless conduct with low impact to the head.

With no other incidents assessed, Greater Western Sydney star Steve Johnson will be the only player to miss the preliminary finals through suspension.

Johnson accepted a one-week ban for a bump to the head of Sydney’s Josh Kennedy in their qualifying final which left the on-baller dazed.

The Giants will play the Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium on Saturday, while Sydney and Geelong will face off in the other final at the MCG on Friday.

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