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Hawkins offered a week

GEELONG star Tom Hawkins must fight to overturn a one-match striking ban at the AFL tribunal if he is to play in Friday night’s blockbuster preliminary final against Richmond.

Hawkins was running alongside Will Schofield in the third quarter of the Cats’ semi-final win over West Coast at the MCG, when he swung at the defender and caught him high.

Match review officer Michael Christian assessed the incident as intentional conduct, high contact and low impact, which draws a one-match suspension.

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