Cats star set for tri­bunal

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

GEE­LONG key for­ward Tom Hawkins will face the AFL tri­bunal after be­ing re­ferred di­rectly for in­ten­tional um­pire con­tact.

It will be a test case, with Hawkins say­ing his con­tact with field um­pire Dean Mar­getts was ac­ci­den­tal.

Cats coach Chris Scott said after Fri­day night’s match he hoped com­mon sense pre­vailed.

AFL match re­viewer Michael Chris­tian also of­fered Hawkins a $2000 fine for rough con­duct against GWS de­fender Nick Haynes.

The Giants’ Adam Tom­lin­son was also of­fered a $2000 fine for rough con­duct against Jed Bews.

Hawkins was in out­stand­ing form, with four goals in Gee­long’s 61-point belt­ing of the Giants.

He ap­peared to push Mar­getts’ hand away after he had a free kick and a 50m penalty paid against him for driv­ing his knee into Haynes’ back­side. Mar­getts can be over­heard on the Seven Net­work broad­cast warn­ing Hawkins not to touch him.

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