PORT ADELAIDE defender Tom Clurey has been fined for wrestling an opponent during his side’s 29-point win over Fremantle on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old has been charged with wrestling Dockers forward Rory Lobb during the first quarter of the Round 3 match played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Given it’s a first offence of wrestling for Clurey, he has been fined $750 but can accept a $500 sanction with an early guilty plea.
All fines have been reduced by 50 per cent for the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season because of the pay cuts players took due to the impact of COVID-19.
Clurey has until Tuesday to decide whether to accept or challenge the fine.
Lobb has himself copped two fines – an identical fine to Clurey for wrestling with him, and a separate fine of $1500 with an early plea for making unnecessary contact with Charlie Dixon’s face during the same incident.
Lobb’s second charge could be downgraded to a $1000 fine if he enters an early guilty plea.