Young defender Bigoa Nyuon has been suspended following the VFL's match review of Richmond's practice game win over Box Hill at the Swinburne Centre last Sunday morning.

Nyuon was charged with headbutting Box Hill's Michael Hartley and accepted a two-match suspension, while Mabior Chol accepted a reprimand for instigating a melee with Hawk Jai Newcombe.

Charges Laid:

Bigoa Nyuon, Richmond, has been charged for Headbutting Box Hill Hawks player Michael Hartley during the third quarter of a VFL Practice Match between Richmond and the Box Hill Hawks on Sunday 28 March at the Swinburne Centre.

Based on the available video evidence and medical report, the incident was assessed as Intentional Conduct with Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a three match base sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty.

The player accepted a two match suspension.


 
Mabior Chol, Richmond, has been charged for being the Instigator of a Melee during the third quarter of a VFL Practice Match between Richmond and the Box Hill Hawks on Sunday 28 March at the Swinburne Centre.

As a first Low Level Offence, player Chol has been offered a $300 fine (AFL Listed) and a reprimand, with the option to accept a reprimand for an early guilty plea.

The player accepted a reprimand.