AFL Tribunal, Tuesday 4 June

From 4:30pm AEST the incident involving Western Bulldogs Rhylee West and Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe during the Second Quarter of the Round Twelve match between Western Bulldogs and Collingwood will be determined at the Tribunal.

The one match ban for rough conduct against Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe will be challenged by the Western Bulldogs, hoping to have West free to play against the Brisbane Lions on Friday night.

From 6:00pm AEST the incident involving West Coast Eagles Harley Reid and St Kilda’s Darcy Wilson during the Third Quarter of the Round Twelve match between the West Coast Eagles and St Kilda will be determined at the Tribunal.

West Coast’s young star Harley Reid will contest his rough conduct charge at the Tribunal in an effort to reduce his two-match suspension. This suspension comes after Reid was cited for slinging St Kilda’s Darcy Wilson to the ground during the Eagles’ 14-point loss at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

The tackle resulted in Wilson’s head hitting the turf, though he was cleared of concussion and returned to play. The match review officer classified the incident as careless conduct, with high impact and high contact.

West Coast aims to have the impact level downgraded from high to medium, which would reduce Reid’s suspension to one match. The club stated, “West Coast will challenge that the level of impact should be downgraded to medium, rather than high, which would result in a one-match suspension.”

If Reid’s suspension is not reduced, he will miss nearly all of June’s games. Following this Saturday’s home game against North Melbourne, the Eagles have a bye and then an away match against Essendon, potentially sidelining Reid until their June 30 home clash with Hawthorn.

Since West Coast is only seeking to reduce the suspension rather than overturn it, Reid is now ineligible for the Rising Star award, where he was previously a leading contender.