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Cats opt against challenging Hawkins ban

  • Cats opt against challenging Hawkins ban

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Tom Hawkins of the Cats looks upfield during the round five AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on April 23, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Geelong has decided not to challenge the ban handed down by the Match Review Panel to Tom Hawkins after the big power forward was charged with striking GWS Giants' Phil Davis.

Cats coach Chris Scott says he was left stunned when he had learned the news that Hawkins was sanctioned two games, with one game early plea. 

Had the Cats challenged the call and lost, Hawkins would have missed the following two games against the Kangaroos and the Western Bulldogs. Instead, the 27 year old will just miss Saturday night's clash against the top of the table, North Melbourne.

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