Hawthorn hardman Jordan Lewis doesn’t have a case to answer after being cleared by the AFL’s Match Review Panel for a heavy tackle on Sydney Swan Luke Parker during the first quarter of the Hawks seven-point win at the SCG on Saturday Afternoon.
The Match Review Panel declared that the tackle was not a reportable offence, due to the force of the tackle being insufficient. Lewis is now free to play this Friday Night against the West Coast Eagles at the MCG.
In other cases assessed, Melbourne duo Colin Garland and Rohan Bail were charged with level one engaging in rough conduct offences against Kurt Tippett and Michael Doughty respectively, but both can accept a reprimand with an early plea.
Port Adelaide’s Brett Ebert has been charged with a level two striking offence against Brisbane Lions midfielder Daniel Rich during the final quarter of Saturday’s match at AAMI Stadium. Due to a five-year good record, Ebert can accept a reprimand with an early plea.
Other incidents assessed were the match day report against Tiger Shane Edwards for striking Essendon’s Angus Monfries, contact between Saint Jarryn Geary and GWS Giants co-captain Phil Davis, contact between Gold Coast’s Campbell Brown and Carlton’s Brock McLean and more contact between Cat Paul Chapman and Bulldog Dylan Addison, but all of these were thrown out.