Sydney Swans captain and stalwart defender will have his suspension for rough conduct challenged at the AFL Tribunal this week.

Rampe was handed a two-week stint on the sidelines after an off-ball bump on Bulldog Lachlan McNeil in Sydney's two-point win on Thursday night.

The club confirmed on Monday morning that they would challenge the charge at the Tribunal, likely scheduled for Tuesday night.

The bump occurred late in the first quarter and was initially unnoticed by the broadcast, but replays of the incident do show a clear moment of contact before McNeil falls to the ground.

McNeil did play out the rest of the match but has reportedly shown symptoms of delayed concussion since, which will not help Rampe's case.

The uncertainty lies in whether Rampe chose to bump, or was only looking to check the run of McNeil. The available vision does not conclusively depict which is the case.

It does not appear that McNeil lowered his head into the contact and it looked as though Rampe was feeling his chin after the play, perhaps suggesting that both players had eyes for the ball and clashed incidentally.

Still, the Swan must successfully appeal against the current grading of careless conduct with high contact and high impact, a feat that many clubs have struggled with in 2023.

If unsuccessful, Rampe will miss next week's clash with Fremantle at Optus Stadium, as well as Sydney's Round 20 match against Essendon at Marvel; two season-shaping contests for the Swans who are desperate to keep their finals hopes alive.

Currently six points out of the top eight, both matches are crucial to Sydney's chances and a loss in either one may be enough to rule them out of the race, making this challenge pivotal to the Swans' season.

Rampe's case won't be the only one heard at the Tribunal this week, with Carlton defender Jordan Boyd referred directly to the Tribunal for a rough conduct dangerous tackle charge.