Saints players wrestle with Mark Baguley of the Bombers after an incident with Jack Lonie of the Saints during the round 14 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (July 4, 2015 - Source: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac

Baguley appeals

Essendon defender Mark Baguley will contest his one game ban for striking, while GWS midfielder Toby Greene has accepted his fine for spitting.

Baguley was suspended for one match after the MRP classified his contact on St. Kilda youngster Jack Lonie to be high and intentional. However, footage was inconclusive, with Baguley appearing to strike Lonie on the arm.

The Bombers will appeal the decision at the tribunal tonight, while all other players have accepted their sanctions.

Toby Greene accepted his $1,500 for spitting at Tiger Anthony Miles. The Giants strongly considered appealing to clear Greene’s name given the serious implications of such an act, as both Greene and the club maintain there was no intention to spit at Miles.

However, they ultimately decided to accept the sanction, as the 21-year-old risked a $2,500 fine.

Richmond’s Ivan Maric accepted his one game ban for striking GWS youngster Jack Steele, with the contact deemed to be careless with medium impact to the head.

Hayden Ballantyne ($1,000), Darcy Gardiner ($1,000), Matthew Broadbent ($1,000), Travis Varcoe ($1,500), Trent Cotchin ($1,000), Mark LeCras ($1,000), Callan Ward ($1500), Cam McCarthy ($1000), Adam Treloar ($1000) and Jake Batchelor ($1000) all accepted their fines.

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