Trent Cotchin Reported For Gut Punch

MRP trouble for Tigers skipper

Trent Cotchin Reported For Gut Punch

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has been reported for a gut punch on St Kilda’s Jack Lonie in their match at Etihad Stadium.

Cotchin punched Lonie in the stomach early in the first quarter on the half forward flank and went in the book.

The result was a 50 metre penalty that ended in Seb Ross booting a goal.

It’s not the first time Cotchin’s been in trouble with the Match Review Panel this year — he copped a fine for a jumper punch to Freo midfielder Lachie Neale’s jaw in round 8.

Watch the incident here:



St Kilda jumped Richmond early in Maddie’s Match, kicking the first three goals of the game before Richmond clawed it back.

The Saints lead 5.3 (33) to 1.3 (9) at quarter time.