TWO Port Adelaide players have been fined after the club’s Preliminary Final against Richmond was analysed by the AFL’s Match Review Officer.
Ruckman Peter Ladhams has been fined $1500 for striking Tiger Noah Balta in the first quarter of the six-point loss at Adelaide Oval.
The incident was deemed to be intentional, low contact to the body.
If Ladhams elects to accept the fine with an early guilty plea, it will be reduced to $1000.
Forward Zak Butters has also been fined for front on contact with Jack Riewoldt during the third quarter.
The MRO deemed the contact was careless, low impact to the head.
As it was a second offence for Butters, the fine is $2500 but with an early plea it will be reduced to $1500.
The Tigers didn’t escape the MRO’s eye with captain Trent Cotchin fined $750 for tripping Port vice-captain Hamish Hartlett in the last quarter.
The fine will be reduced to $500 if Cotchin pleads guilty early, leaving him free to play in next week’s Grand Final.