Port Adelaide midfielder Zak Butters might draw consideration from the match evaluate officer after pushing former Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko within the again off the ball, in a qualifying closing that noticed the Energy undergo damage blows.
The Lions superior to a house preliminary closing with an emphatic 19.9 (123) to 11.9 (75) victory over the Energy on the Gabba on Saturday night time.
Harm issues to Trent McKenzie (ankle) and Dylan Williams (hamstring) summed up a depressing night time for the Energy, who at the moment are set to face the Giants in a semi-final at Adelaide Oval subsequent week.
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McKenzie was seen limping from the sector and tossing his mouthguard in frustration.
As for Butters’ destiny, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn champion Shaun Burgoyne was fast to close down any issues, saying the incident wouldn’t draw any consideration with the MRO.
“He clearly bumped him within the again. I am not too certain how exhausting it was or whether or not there was some appearing in concerned, however Zorko acquired up fairly rapidly,” Shaun Burgoyne mentioned on the Seven protection.
Hawthorn champion Luke Hodge additionally gave his ideas, saying the league would examine however passing it off as a traditional a part of finals soccer.
“I feel the factor they take a look at is it is off the ball,” Hodge mentioned on the Seven broadcast.
“There’s niggly stuff in finals soccer, this occurs lots.
“The AFL will not just like the look of it, however I do not suppose it is within the class to get him rubbed out.
“Could be somewhat little bit of pocket change taken out, however I do not suppose it will be the severity of lacking every week.”
The Energy got here below strain within the second half, dropping half of their bench inside the area of a minute.
Shortly after making the tactical resolution to substitute Darcy Byrne-Jones out of the sport for Travis Boak, the Energy misplaced McKenzie and Williams.
The carnage noticed Port Adelaide drop to simply two on the bench, with a match Byrne-Jones left on the pine unable for use once more.
Port Adelaide now should beat GWS at Adelaide Oval to e-book a spot within the preliminary finals.
Meantime, Brisbane will play the winner of the Melbourne-Carlton semi-final.