MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17: Jack Frost of the Magpies looks on during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session on June 17, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Brisbane defender Jack Frost will miss the beginning of the home and away season, after being hit with a one-game ban for his sling tackle on Gold Coast’s Brandon Matera.

Matera’s head was slammed into the turf by Frost, with Suns’ players quick to remonstrate with Frost.

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The incident was judged to be careless with medium impact to the head.

He faces a two week ban if he challenges the decision and is unsuccessful.

Hawthorn vice-captain Liam Sheils has escaped suspension, instead fined $1,000¬†for a high hit on Geelong’s Darcy Lang, with the incident graded as careless and low impact to the head.

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Hawks’ teammate Kade Stewart has also been slapped with a $1,000 fine for engaging in rough conduct on Geelong’s Andrew Mackie.

West Coast’s Will Schofield can also accept a $1,000 fine for an off-the-ball hit on Giant, Nathan Wilson, while North’s Jarrad Waite has been fined $1,000 for kneeing Harrison Marsh.

Meanwhile, in the AFLW,¬†Greater Western Sydney’s Jacinda Barclay was suspended for one match, while Demon Laura Duryea and Crow Tayla Thorn have been offered reprimands.