Boom Brisbane Lions recruit Joe Daniher was placed on report for striking Dane Rampe with an elbow.
Boom Brisbane Lions recruit Joe Daniher has been placed on report for striking Sydney Swans co-captain Dane Rampe with a nasty elbow at The Gabba.
Daniher took a mark on the wing midway through the opening quarter and was awarded a free kick because Rampe had held on.
However, the free kick was then reversed and Daniher was placed on report after the former Bomber flung an elbow at Rampe and collected him in the face.
“It’s a reversal, it’s a reversal,” umpire Nick Brown said.
“And you’re going in the book. Okay? For striking.”
Three-time Lions premiership forward Alastair Lynch analysed the incident on the boundary during Fox Footy’s coverage.
“It didn’t look great live and I think we all understand that once you hit the head you’re going to be in a fair bit of strife,” Lynch said.
“So understandable that he was reported.
“But we can compare it to the incident that happened on Thursday night with David Astbury. In this incident on Lachie Plowman … David Astbury was reported and received a fine.
“And I think looking live, the contact by Daniher wasn’t as severe. I think he’s probably lucky that Dane Rampe’s head was so close to his arm. It became more of a push.
“So going with the Thursday night incident as a bit of a pre-cursor, I would think a fine at best. I don’t think he’s any chance of getting suspended with that one.”
Astbury was placed on report but only received a $2000 fine for hitting Plowman with an elbow, after match review officer Michael Christian graded the strike as careless, low impact and high contact.
Match review officer Michael Christian will make his ruling on Daniher’s strike tomorrow.
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