Ruby Svarc banned for AFLW prelim final
Anna Harrington |
Brisbane speedster Ruby Svarc has been suspended for the Lions’ AFLW preliminary final against Melbourne for a high, late bump on Collingwood star Jaimee Lambert.
Svarc went flying in on Lambert in the first quarter of Sunday’s qualifying final win at the Gabba, catching the Collingwood midfielder after she’d kicked the ball with a high bump.
The match review officer charged Svarc with engaging in rough conduct and assessed the incident as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, which draws a one-match ban with an early plea.
That would rule her out of Saturday’s game against the Demons at the MCG, pending an appeal by the Lions.
Svarc, the younger sister of Lions tagger Cathy, made her debut this season and has played nine games, averaging 6.9 disposals.
She had five disposals and kicked her first AFLW goal in Sunday’s 50-point win.
Svarc’s teammate and star Lion Ally Anderson was offered a reprimand for attempting to trip Collingwood’s Ebony O’Dea in the first quarter.
The incident was classified as a $400 sanction as a first offence but Anderson can accept a reprimand with a guilty plea.
Collingwood gun Sarah Rowe has been offered a week’s suspension, which would rule her out of round one of next season.
The Irishwoman was charged with engaging in rough conduct on Brisbane’s Jade Ellenger in the second quarter.
The incident was assessed as intentional conduct, medium impact and body contact.AAP