Western Bulldog Zaine Cordy sent to Tribunal, Melbourne Demons hero Kysaiah Pickett charged for tackle

WESTERN Bulldogs defender Zaine Cordy will front the Tribunal over his off-the-ball bump on GWS youngster Tanner Bruhn.

Cordy bumped Bruhn during the final quarter of the Bulldogs’ narrow win at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.


Bruhn’s teammates rushed in to remonstrate with Cordy as the Giants’ off-contract forward-midfielder left the field before being placed in concussion protocols.

Tanner Bruhn runs from the field during the Giants’ loss to the Bulldogs in round 22, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

The incident was left ungraded on Sunday by the League’s Match Review Officer, who referred it directly to the Tribunal.

Cordy is not able to accept an early plea. 

The Bulldogs need to win and see Carlton lose by enough to overturn a narrow deficit in percentage to qualify for the finals.

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Cordy’s teammate Bailey Dale is free to play the Hawks after being fined $3000 for striking the Giants’ Daniel Lloyd.

Melbourne forward Kysaiah Pickett was fined $5000 for rough conduct over his tackle on Carlton’s Liam Stocker and can play against Brisbane in Friday night’s blockbuster.

In other assessed incidents, Adelaide’s Tom Doedee was fined $3000 for forceful front-on contact against Cameron Zurhaar and Gold Coast’s Sean Lemmens received the same penalty for rough conduct against Geelong’s Jeremy Cameron.

West Coast forward Liam Ryan was fined $3000 for striking Fremantle’s Brandon Walker in a fiery Western Derby.

A dozen players were fined a total of $19,000 for engaging in melees during the Dockers’ win.

Five players were fined a total of $7500 for engaging in melees during the Melbourne-Carlton clash.

Fremantle and West Coast players in a melee during round 22, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos


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