SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: Sam Wicks of the Swans celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 30, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The AFL's Match Review Officer has suspended Sydney forward Sam Wicks for two matches for striking Brisbane's Ryan Lester.

The second-quarter incident from Friday night's match at the Gabba has seen Wicks charged with striking, with the MRO grading the incident as careless conduct, high impact and high contact.


The charge sees Wicks able to accept a two-game suspension, which would rule the 23-year-old out of Sydney's upcoming two matches against West Coast and Geelong.

Wicks would next be available for selection in Round 17 when Sydney face Richmond.

Elsewhere, Lion Jarrod Berry has avoided a charge for his tackle on Sydney's Will Hayward during the third quarter of the match.

The MRO provided an explanation for the decision not to charge Berry.

"The matchday report laid against the Brisbane Lions' Jarrod Berry from the third quarter of Friday's game between the Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans was assessed," An AFL statement read.

"Will Hayward takes possession of ball on the wing and is tackled by Berry. It was the view of the MRO that Berry discharged his duty of care in the manner he took Hayward to ground and that his actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken."

The decision will mean Berry is available for his side's upcoming clash with St Kilda.