Franklin Fined, Vlastuin Banned

Thursday night MRO news

Franklin Fined, Vlastuin Banned Image credit: AAP

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has escaped with a fine for his hit on Richmond defender Alex Rance at Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.

Franklin can accept a $1500 fine for misconduct against Rance, but avoided a suspension, meaning he is free to face Geelong in their blockbuster match-up next round at the SCG.

Richmond defender Nick Vlastuin wasn’t as lucky, though. He has been offered a one-week suspension for his swinging elbow which hit Luke Parker flush in the eye.

Meanwhile, Vlastuin’s teammate David Astbury was offered a $1500 penalty for misconduct against Sydney youngster Tom McCartin.

 

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