GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Tom Hawkins of the Cats gestures during a Geelong Cats AFL training session at GMHBA Stadium on August 14, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins will miss his side’s clash with Richmond on Friday night, after unsuccessfully challenging his striking charge at the AFL Tribunal.

Hawkins was originally hit with a one-match ban for intentionally striking West Coast defender Will Schofield last Friday night, and has seen his ban upheld.

Should the Cats beat the Tigers, Hawkins will be eligible to play in the grand final.