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Round 15: Vlastuin incident Nick Vlastuin may come under scrutiny for an incident with Luke Parker in Richmond's Round 15 win over Sydney.

Richmond defender Nick Vlastuin has been offered a one-match sanction for striking Luke Parker during Thursday night's win at Etihad Stadium.

Vlastuin threw his elbow back after being tackled by Parker, and caught the Sydney midfielder high, with the contact judged to be intentional with low impact to the head by the AFL's Match Review Officer.

The 24-year-old can accept the sanction with an early plea, and if he does so, he will miss next Friday night's clash against Adelaide at the MCG.

VIDEO: Vlastuin comments on his report

In other match review news, fellow defender David Astbury has been offered a $1500 sanction for misconduct against Swan Tom McCartin, also during the third quarter, and will be free to face the Crows.

Sydney's Lance Franklin also received a $1500 fine for misconduct against Richmond full-back Alex Rance.

 

Charges Laid:

Nick Vlastuin, Richmond, has been charged with striking Luke Parker, Sydney Swans, during the third quarter of the Round 15 match between Richmond and the Sydney Swans, played at Etihad Stadium on Thursday June 28, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Sydney Swans Football Club, the incident was classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was assessed as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

David Astbury, Richmond, has been charged with misconduct against Tom McCartin, Sydney Swans, during the third quarter of the Round 15 match between Richmond and the Sydney Swans, played at Etihad Stadium on Thursday June 28, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Sydney Swans Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.