Geelong coach Chris Scott was held back by his own players as he approached Brisbane’s huddle at quarter-time.
Geelong coach Chris Scott was held back from approaching the Brisbane Lions’ huddle by his own players at quarter-time of a fiery clash between the two flag contenders.
Despite his side holding a 16-point lead at the first change, Scott seemed less than pleased with a few of the Lions stars as he approached the huddle.
Scott was held back by Geelong veteran Cam Guthrie as he exchanged words with Lions star Joe Daniher as Daniher was held back by teammate Harris Andrews.
Scott’s testy exchange with the Lions came after a fiery opening term which saw Geelong forward Gary Rohan seemingly strike reigning Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale with a swinging right arm.
The veteran Geelong coach also exchanged words with his counterpart Chris Fagan after his exchange with Daniher
Neale immediately fell to the floor before raising three fingers at Rohan, seemingly to suggest that he would receive a three-week suspension for the hit.
Rohan was not placed on report for the incident, but AFL MRO Michael Christian is sure to examine Rohan’s strike after the match.
The Rohan-Neale incident was one of a number of spotfires in the opening term, which Geelong skipper Joel Selwood also giving away a free kick for a dangerous tackle.