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Ziebell cops ban

Jack Ziebell faces a one-game ban from the Match Review Officer for kneeing Richmond's Reece Conca in Sunday's clash.

The incident, during the first quarter, was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head.

Jarrad Waite can accept a $2,000 sanction for striking Tiger Jack Higgins during the second quarter.

He received a $3,000 fine, down to $2,000 with an early plea.

Luke McDonald is free to take on the Giants, with his match day report for engaging in rough conduct thrown out.

The findings were as follows: 

Jack Ziebell, North Melbourne, has been charged with kneeing Reece Conca, Richmond, during the first quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Richmond, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 13, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was assessed as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

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Jarrad Waite, North Melbourne, has been charged with striking Jack Higgins, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Richmond, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 13, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was assessed as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

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The match day report laid against North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald for engaging in rough conduct against Richmond’s Kane Lambert for making forceful contact from front-on during the first quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball was soccered up the field by Bachar Houli and is loose as it bounces towards Lambert. McDonald is coming towards Lambert when the ball changes direction. Lambert turns back towards the ball and reaches for it as he goes to ground, while McDonald puts down two hands towards the ball as he turns side-on. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that McDonald was seeking to contest the ball and had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball in the circumstances. No further action was taken.