SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Xavier O'Halloran of the Giants celebrates with Toby Bedford of the Giants after kicking a goal during the round seven AFL match between Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants at Sydney Cricket Ground, on April 29, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )
GWS has accepted forward Brent Daniels' one-game ban for his hit on Sydney defender Jake Lloyd, while a teammate is heading to the AFL Tribunal.
Daniels was placed on report during the fourth quarter of the
Giants' loss to their close rivals after colliding with Lloyd while the ball was in dispute.
Lloyd was collected high as Daniels braced for contact, with the
AFL's Match Review Officer grading the GWS forward's actions as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact - resulting in a one-game suspension.
Opting to accept the charge of rough conduct with an early plea, Daniels will miss the
Giants' scheduled match against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval this Sunday afternoon.
Toby Bedford has also been charged with rough conduct after committing a dangerous tackle on Sydney's Oliver Florent.
Bedford's tackle has seen
GWS recruit handed a one-game suspension, with the MRO grading the Giant's actions as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
Giants and Bedford have chosen to challenge the charge and will face the Tribunal this week.
In the same game,
Sydney defender Braeden Campbell has also been charged with rough conduct and can accept a one-game suspension.
A first-quarter incident between Campbell and Giant
Lachie Whitfield has seen the Swans backman hit with a suspension, with his actions graded as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
Sydney are scheduled to face Gold Coast next Saturday afternoon at the SCG.
West Coast's Bailey Williams will challenge his rough conduct charge for an incident in Saturday's loss against Essendon that involved Mason Redman.
The fourth quarter incident has seen Williams handed a one-game ban, with the MRO grading the Eagle's actions as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
Williams will join Bedford at the
AFL Tribunal on Tuesday evening.
West Coast are fixtured to face rivals Fremantle next Saturday night.
Collingwood's Beau McCreery (striking, $2000) and Port Adelaide's Darcy Byrne-Jones (tripping, $2000) can accept fines and reduced penalties with early pleas.