Nic Naitanui cops one-week ban for rough conduct at West Coast

Screenshot from 2018-05-07 16-16-14.pngSTAR West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui has been hit with a one-game ban for his tackle on Karl Amon in Saturday’s 42-point win over Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium.

Naitanui gave away a free kick when he drove Amon into the ground in a tackle in the final quarter of the match. Amon got up and was fine to take his kick but that hasn’t saved Naitanui from a ban for rough conduct.

He can also accept an $1000 sanction for attempting to trip Jasper Pittard.

Watch the tackle in the video player above.
“If you drive a player to the ground with excessive force whilst arms pinned, one of the factors in determining is whether it’s unreasonable in the circumstances,” Match Review Officer Michael Christian said.

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