West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui will miss the Eagles’ clash with GWS this Saturday after the AFL Tribunal upheld their initial one-match sanction for his tackle on Port Adelaide’s Karl Amon.
Naitanui was initially handed a one-match ban from Match Review Officer Michael Christian, after he deemed the incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.
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Nic Naitanui is set to miss Saturday's clash against the Giants.
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The Eagles failed in their bid to overturn the suspension, as the Tribunal denied West Coast’s argument suggesting the conduct was of low impact instead of medium impact.
As a result, Naitanui will miss Saturday’s clash with the Giants at Spotless Stadium, and the club have been sanctioned $10,000 for the failed appeal.