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MRP: Four Hawks offered fines

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos wrestles with Isaac Smith of the Hawks during the 2016 AFL Round 13 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on June 16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Isaac Smith and Jack Ziebell were among seven players to be offered fines.

FOUR Hawthorn players have been offered fines by the AFL Match Review Panel for incidents in Friday night’s win against North Melbourne.

Isaac Smith, Paul Puopolo, Bradley Hill and Daniel Howe have all been offered $1000 sanctions.

Puopolo and Hill were charged with being engaged in a melee in the first quarter, Smith was charged with wrestling Michael Firrito in the first quarter, and Howe was charged with striking Drew Petrie in the second quarter.

All four incidents were classified as $1,500 sanctions, but can be reduced to $1000 with an early guilty plea.

Three North Melbourne players – Firrito, Jack Ziebell and Daniel Wells – were also offered $1,000 sanctions, the former for wrestling, and the latter two for being involved in a melee.

Ziebell avoided any charge for the contact he made with Sam Mitchell in the first quarter.

The MRP deemed the contact was primarily made to the upper chest area, and there was insufficient forceful high contact made to warrant a report.

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