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Jack gets fine but no ban for sling tackle

SYDNEY Swans co-captain Kieren Jack is free to play in the AFL grand final despite being cited for engaging in misconduct in the preliminary final against North Melbourne.

Jack (pictured) was the only player charged by the match review panel after the weekend's two finals. He was cited for slinging North Melbourne defender Luke McDonald over the boundary line and into a group of seated AFL officials, including reserve umpires, during the first quarter of the game at ANZ Stadium.

The misconduct charge drew a $2400 fine, which could be reduced to $1800 with an early guilty plea.

Helping Jack's cause was the fact McDonald was unhurt in the incident, and there was no fence involved.

Carlton's Andrew Walker copped a one-match suspension in round one for flinging Port Adelaide's Angus Monfries into the fence at Etihad Stadium.

That incident was graded as intentional conduct.


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