North Melbourne will not challenge Ben McKay's one-match suspension by the AFL Match Review Officer.

The charge of engaging in rough conduct relates to an incident between McKay and Geelong ruck Rhys Stanley in the final term of Sunday's game in Hobart.

Graded as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, the incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence.

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McKay handed one-match suspension for rough conduct

Kangaroos defender Ben McKay is charged by the Match Review Officer after this incident with Rhys Stanley

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He will be sorely missed for the next match against Carlton, having grappled with Tom Hawkins and taken a career-best five contested marks among his nine against the Cats.

It will also deprive the 24-year-old of another opportunity to face off with twin brother and Blues forward Harry, the pair never having met in a game since they were drafted in 2015.


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