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Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Emma Quayle The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

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Brian Lake suspended for four matches, Drew Petrie gets reprimand

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Jesse Hogan The AFL has conclusively laid the blame for Friday night's ugly scuffle between Brian Lake and Drew Petrie at the feet of the Hawthorn defender

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Drew Petrie unfairly punished in Brian Lake scuffle

Drew Petrie and Brian Lake.

Jesse Hogan Drew Petrie does not deserve punishment for his instinctive defensive reaction at being choked by his opponent Brian Lake at the weekend.

AFL

Drew Petrie to fight misconduct charge at AFL tribunal

Brian Lake and Drew Petrie vie for possession during Friday's game. They were later involved in a serious scrap.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has promised his club will fight Drew Petrie's misconduct charge.

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Brian Lake sent to AFL tribunal for choke hold on Drew Petrie

Hawthorn's Brian Lake has been referred directly to the AFL tribunal for his choke hold on Drew Petrie.

Jesse Hogan Brian Lake must face the tribunal on Tuesday after the match review panel declined to set its own punishment for his choke on Drew Petrie, who will also appear after shunning a reprimand.

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Drew Petrie deflects North Melbourne hype

Matt Murnane North Melbourne's acting captain Drew Petrie is aware of the expectation surrounding his team, but insists there should be just as much round one hype surrounding their opponents Essendon...

2014 AFL round 22 teams

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The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

'Half-guilty' Kangaroo Brent Harvey gets a full whack

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Greg Baum To add another twist to a season of tribunal adventure and misadventure, North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey pleaded half-guilty to misconduct.

Key forwards can provide upside for Roos

Brad Scott congratulates Ryan Griffen of the Bulldogs who played his 200th game on Sunday.

Matt Murnane North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said he saw encouraging signs from his developing key forward combination as it helped the Roos officially book their ticket for the finals with a strong win over the...

Daniel Wells under scrutiny over bump as Kangaroos march on to finals

Drew Petrie appeared to dive for a crucial free-kick.

North Melbourne has all but secured September football with a 50-point win over a lukewarm Western Bulldogs side.

Hawk Brian Lake no certainty for match against Fremantle

Brian Lake, seen here grappling with Magpie Travis Cloke, may need to regain match fitness before he plays.

Matt Murnane Brian Lake might have to play a game with Box Hill in the VFL to regain fitness having missed the past four games with suspension.

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Jack Gunston could make shock return for Hawthorn

Jack Gunston: rapid return.

Matt Murnane Jack Gunston’s quicker-than-expected recovery could help ladder-leading Hawthorn partially offset the loss of Jarryd Roughead for Sunday’s top-two shaping showdown against Fremantle.

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2014 round 21 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 21 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

No time to Waite for big man to reach his potential

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Matthew Lloyd The biggest regret a player can ever have is to not fully reach their potential.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 20 votes

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Round 20 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Kangaroos crush under-strength Giants in Canberra

Tomas Bugg is gang-tackled.

David Polkinghorne A four-goal third-quarter blitz from North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie has helped bury Greater Western Sydney by 75 points and put his side's AFL finals push back on track.

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North Melbourne firepower blows Greater Western Sydney off Manuka Oval

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David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron labelled the second half of their 75-point thumping by North Melbourne at Manuka Oval on Saturday as their worst performance of the year.

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North Melbourne coach Brad Scott calls for more games at Manuka, GWS coach Leon Cameron apologises for second half

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

David Polkinghorne North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was so impressed with Manuka Oval he thinks there should be more games in Canberra.

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2014 round 20 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 20 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Cats keep cool heads in win over Kangaroos

Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos tackles Shane Kersten of the Cats during Saturday night's game.

Rohan Connolly Geelong might not be quite the powerhouse it was a few seasons ago, but you still need to be right on your game to beat the Cats.