Sydney’s Kurt Tippett has vowed not to repeat the brain fade he had against St Kilda when he plays his 150th AFL game on Saturday against Gold Coast at the SCG.
The forward-ruckman is enjoying his dual role and is the Swans’ second leading goalkicker this season behind Lance Franklin and has already amassed a season career-high tally of hitouts.
However, it was the goal he missed against the Saints that attracted plenty of attention when he played on quickly after taking a mark close to the posts, but missed from in front after kicking off just one step.
Asked if Swans coach John Longmire had spoken to him about it, Tippett said: “He did, we had a quick laugh and then it got serious.
“He said `if you ever do that again, I’ll drag you,’ so I’ve got to go through my full routine every time I kick a goal.”
Asked why he played on, Tippett said: “That was a bit of a brain fade, something that probably won’t happen again.”