Two ugly marking contests marred the primary half of Brisbane’s conflict with Collingwood at The Gabba.
Collingwood ahead Mason Cox’s marking approach left loads to be desired when he jumped knee-first into the again of an opponent.
It was in the course of the second quarter of their conflict with Brisbane at The Gabba when the Magpies kicked the ball inside their ahead 50 within the path of the important thing ahead.
The go fell brief and Lions defender Brandon Starcevich went as much as take the intercept mark.
But Cox – who didn’t even try to get a hand close to the ball – leapt off the bottom and aimed his knee straight behind his opponent.
Lions star in strife for ugly hit
Starcevich was floored by the impression and lay on the bottom in an apparent quantity of ache.
Cox was penalised.
“I wouldn’t say it’s in the marking contest,” AFL legend Luke Hodge mentioned in commentary.
“He had leapt (off the ground).”
Lions nice Leigh Matthews could not make an excuse for the Collingwood ahead’s actions.
“The ball wasn’t within reach of Cox,” Matthews mentioned.
Brisbane defender Darcy Gardiner was reported for his contact on younger Pies participant Josh Daicos.
Gardiner leapt into the again of Daicos and tucked his arm to dig his shoulder into his opponent.
“He’s going to miss a couple of weeks,” Hodge mentioned.
“You could tell as soon as he did it, they’ve come in to push and shove and he just stood there, he didn’t argue.
“He knew he did the flawed factor there.”
The Lions survived a Collingwood comeback to win 15.8 (98) to 14.7 (91).
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