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Jacka to challenge ban offer

Thomson captain Sam Jacka in action. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

THOMSON premiership captain Sam Jacka will face the AFL Barwon Tribunal on Tuesday night after choosing to challenge a two-week suspension for charging.

Jacka was reported and received a yellow card during the second quarter of the Tigers’ loss to Werribee Centrals at Galvin Park for an alleged incident involving Centurion Blake Taylor.

Alleged incidents in which he was the offended against player involving Centrals’ duo Darryl Chesterman and David Sablich were given the all clear by the Match Review Panel.

Jacka is one of at least two cases to be heard by the Tribunal, with Queenscliff great Tom Limb sent straight to the tribunal for an alleged incident against Anglesea’s James Donaldson during the second quarter of the Coutas’ loss at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve.

Donaldson’s Roos teammate Tom Clarke has been offered a two-week suspension by the MRP for making alleged careless front-on contact on Limb, also during the second quarter on Saturday.

He has until 10 am Tuesday to accept or challenge the ban.

The MRP also view footage of two other incidents, including an incident between St Albans’ Billy Beardsell and St Mary’s Jack Blood, but found no reportable offences had taken place.

Torquay’s Jack Heathcote was looked at for high contact on Drysdale’s Tevan Nofi, but it was the view of the MRP a free kick paid at the time was sufficient.

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