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Demons to challenge Hunter suspension at AFL tribunal

Lachie Hunter bumps Connor Rozee during the R10 match between Yartapuulti and Narrm at Adelaide Oval on May 19, 2023. Picture: Getty Images

Melbourne will challenge Lachie Hunter’s one-match suspension at the AFL tribunal in a bid to free him for their match against Fremantle.

Hunter was reported on the spot for a high bump on Port Adelaide’s Connor Rozee after his right hip collected the sliding midfielder in the head on the outer wing.

The wingman had been bracing for contact with Rozee, who was lower in the contest and was not seriously hurt.

Hunter was charged with forceful front-on contact over the incident, which occurred during the third quarter of the Power’s thrilling four-point win on Friday night.

The match review officer deemed Hunter’s action as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, which draws a one-match ban and rules him out of Saturday’s clash with the Dockers at the MCG.

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