The AFL Match Review Officer handed down five total sanctions from Saturday's eventful slate of games, headlined by contentious bans for Port Adelaide's Willie Rioli, West Coast's Sam Petrevski-Seton, and Hawthorn's Ned Reeves, following separate incidents.
Rioli, who just returned from a brief absence, is set to spend a stint on the sidelines after he was delivered a two-match ban by Michael Christian for striking Collingwood defender Nathan Murphy off the ball on Saturday evening at Adelaide Oval.
Amid debate from either side of the ledger, Christian deemed Rioli's act to be intentional, with medium impact and high contact, resulting in the verdict of a two-match absence.
With this weekend's Showdown and Geelong to come on Port's schedule, Rioli's act is set to be a particularly costly one as the Power jostles for top-four seeding.
Per an official announcement on Monday, Port Adelaide will challenge the two-match ban offered to Rioli at the Tribunal.
Petrevski-Seton, meanwhile, was imposed a two-game ban for a dangerous tackle he committed against Carlton's Alex Cincotta – for a second time this season – at Marvel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The MRO deemed the tackle justified a grading of high impact, with Cincotta being slammed to the turf after his right arm was pinned.
Reeves' aggressive tackle, adjudged to cause medium impact, along with careless conduct and high contact, resulted in a free kick awarded to Soldo, who made considerable contact with the MCG turf after one of his arms was pinned in the bear-hug.
The other two charges laid by Christian on Sunday were fines, with Port Adelaide defender Kane Farrell slapped with a $1000 fine for misconduct after shoving Pies forward Bobby Hill towards and over the Adelaide Oval fence, while Geelong's Tyson Stengle was charged $2000 for striking Brisbane skipper Dayne Zorko.