SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: Jacob Weitering of the Blues runs the ball during the round 11 AFL match between Sydney Swans and Carlton Blues at Sydney Cricket Ground, on May 26, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Crucial Carlton defender Jacob Weitering has learned his MRO fate following a questionable incident on Sunday evening, while a Giant has been suspended for GWS' elimination final fixture.

Weitering has picked up a $3,000 fine from the AFL's Match Review Officer after he was thrust into the spotlight for an act he committed on GWS captain Toby Greene on Sunday night at Marvel Stadium.

The result, a massive win for Carlton, means the dependable stopper is free to play in his club's elimination final bout with Sydney in two weeks' time.

Weitering made contact with the eye region of Greene during the second term of Sunday's finals-defining fixture after a scuffle between Greene and Blues pair Mitch McGovern and Weitering broke out.

The scuffle occurred after the prolific GWS forward laid a hard tackle on McGovern that was viewed as dangerous by the officiating umpire.

In other MRO news, GWS' Toby Bedford has been suspended by Michael Christian for the Giants' elimination final fixture against St Kilda for rough conduct against Carlton's Zac Fisher during the third quarter on Sunday.

The MRO judged Bedford's act to be careless conduct, medium impact, and high contact. It seems likely the Giants will elect to challenge the suspension at the Tribunal.

With reference to Weitering's incident, a player can be charged with 'unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region' of an opponent - an offence that was handed down to Brisbane's Dayne Zorko earlier this season.

The AFL states the "eye region" has been defined to be "in the vicinity of the eye socket".

Zorko was handed a one-game suspension for making contact to the eye region of Adelaide's Luker Pedlar in Round 11, with the MRO handing down the charge and grading the Lion's actions as intentional conduct, low impact, and high contact.

Zorko was unsuccessful in challenging his charge at the AFL Tribunal, with the suspension standing.

His teammate, Jarrod Berry, was handed a one-game suspension for a similar act on Melbourne's Clayton Oliver in last year's final series, however, the Brisbane midfielder was deemed free to play in his side's preliminary final after a successful Tribunal hearing.