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Lion among two charged

Leopold’s Luke Justin bumps Geelong West’s Nick Wood. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

AN incident that left Geelong West defender Nick Wood needing hospital treatment has resulted in a two-week suspension offer for Leopold’s Luke Justin.

Following a request from the officiating umpires, AFL Barwon’s Match Review Panel viewed footage of the collision between Wood and Justin during the first quarter of the match at West Oval on Sunday.

They charged the recruit from Kolora-Noorat with rough conduct after determining he chose to bump before making high contact with Wood, who lost two teeth and suffered a concussion in the incident.

If Justin accepts the offer, he will miss the crucial clash with Newtown & Chilwell following the bye and the Round 14 meeting with St Albans.

Geelong West defender Nick Wood following the incident. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

St Albans midfielder Bailey Brogden is facing a one-week suspension for a sling tackle on St Mary’s captain Jack Blood in the final quarter of the clash at The Gordon TAFE Oval.

If Brogden accepts, he’ll miss the Superaints’ meeting with Bell Park after the mid-season break.

It was better news for Saints youngster Kane Loftus, whose tackle on Supersaint Oliver Boothey was deemed not reportable.

No other charges were laid despite the MRP looking at several incidents.

Queenscliff’s Justin Maher has no case to answer for an alleged strike on Newcomb captain Brenton Rees during the third quarter of the clash at Grinter Reserve.

Rees was forced from the ground following a third-quarter melee and received stitches for a cut above his eye.

The MRP said the vision showed no evidence of a strike.

Newcomb captain Brenton Rees needed stitches for a cut above his eye. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

Anglesea’s Daniel Midolo is in the clear after the footage of the match showed nothing to indicate he had struck a Modewarre player during the final term of the match-up at Ellimatta Reserve.

And Inverleigh’s Dean Muir is in the clear for a bump on Winchelsea gun Jackson Smith despite the Blues asking for the MRP to look at the incident.

A striking incident from the North Shore-Lara game at Windsor Park was referred to the MRP by umpires.

However, the vision was inconclusive, and no charge was laid.

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