SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: Tom Papley of the Swans shows his emotion during the round seven AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 01, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Collingwood's Brayden Maynard has avoided any charge by the Match Review Officer for his hit on Justin McInerney from Saturday's preliminary final, while Swans forward Tom Papley can accept a $1000 fine for careless contact with an umpire.

Papley's charge occurred in the opening quarter of his side's one-point win over the Magpies, with the penalty resulting in a $1500 financial sanction.

With an early guilty plea, Papley can see the fine reduced to $1000, with the level of contact not graded high enough to warrant a suspension.

The MRO's charge sheet did not include Maynard's first-quarter incident with McInerney, with the Magpies defender seen making contact with the young Swan off the ball.

Having both avoided suspensions, Papley will be free to play in Saturday's Grand Final, while Maynard will be free to begin next season.