Gibbs challenges rough conduct charge on Selwood

Adelaide midfielder Bryce Gibbs will head to the AFL tribunal to challenge his fine for rough conduct on Geelong's Joel Selwood.

Gibbs will front the tribunal on Tuesday night after copping a $3000 sanction for the off-the-ball incident in Thursday night's game at Adelaide Oval.


An early guilty plea would have reduced the fine to $2000.

Teammate Taylor Walker has accepted a one-game suspension for a high bump on Geelong defender Zach Tuohy and will miss the Crows' clash with Brisbane.

Walker is the only other player this season to have challenged a financial sanction.

The Crows skipper successfully contested his $2500 fine for misconduct on West Coast's Luke Shuey in round 15.

Carlton midfielder Jed Lamb copped a one-game ban for attempting to eye-gouge St Kilda's Jade Gresham.

Lamb was charged with making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region over the incident, classified as careless conduct with medium impact to the head.

The skirmish occurred during the second quarter of the Saints' 64-point win at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

Lamb also kneed Gresham during the same incident but the impact wasn't sufficient to warrant a charge.

The remainder of the round 17 games will be reviewed on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Adelaide expect defensive linchpin Daniel Talia to return from injury as they seek to ride momentum created by their stirring win against Geelong.

Talia, suffering from a foot injury, was a late withdrawal from Thursday night’s 15-point victory against the Cats which has rekindled a feeling of strength within last year’s grand finalists.

The Crows are perched in 11th spot but just one win outside the top eight.

Forward Josh Jenkins says the win over the Cats brought back feelings associated with last season when the Crows were competition pacesetters before crashing to a grand final defeat against Richmond.

‘‘It felt quite powerful,’’ Jenkins told reporters on Monday.

Bryce Gibbs and Joel Selwood battle for the ball.

Bryce Gibbs and Joel Selwood battle for the ball.

‘‘Externally I have heard a lot of people talk about how we went about it and it looked a lot like 2017. So 2017 was a good year, all bar the last day, so hopefully if we can continue to play that way, we will give ourselves a chance.’’

But Jenkins cautioned his Crows teammates from thinking about their finals prospects. ‘‘There is more belief about we can play powerful football, we can play football which will allow us a chance,’’ he said.

‘‘I have been quite strong on the fact there’s no point talking about playing finals too much.

‘‘We need to get back to playing the way we did last Thursday night, get that identity back. And if we play somewhere near that level then eventually we will get there.’’


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