Membrey, Greenwood to face AFL scrutiny

St Kilda’s Tim Membrey and Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood are set to learn their fate from the AFL match review panel.


Saints forward Membrey is bound to come under scrutiny for his heavy bump on Richmond’s Dylan Grimes in their dominant win over the Tigers on Saturday night.

Grimes sat out the second half after Membrey collected him with an elbow to the head in a second-quarter marking contest.

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin was, meanwhile, reported for striking Jack Lonie to the midriff.

The incident is certain to be looked at when the MRP meet on Monday given the AFL’s crackdown on jumper-punches, although it’s likely Cotchin will escape with a fine.

The MRP will also closely scrutinise Greenwood’s bump on Zach Merrett during Collingwood’s loss to Essendon.

The Magpies midfielder floored Merrett with an elbow to the jaw behind the play in the third quarter.

The star youngster briefly went to the Essendon rooms but returned to finish with 25 disposals and two goals.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley defended Greenwood after the game, describing him as a hard but fair player.

“I’m not an MRP specialist but it didn’t look like there was any intent to catch him on the chin,” Buckley said.

“Levi was relatively distraught with the fact that he caught him on the chin, or that it slipped up and hit Merrett on the chin.”

Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker could cop a sanction for shoving Western Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen into the goalposts in Friday night’s clash at Adelaide Oval.

West Coast veteran Drew Petrie could also be in strife for collecting Port Adelaide’s Matt White high in Sunday’s clash in Perth.