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.