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St Kilda FAIL in their bid to overturn Paddy Ryder’s two-match ban

St Kilda FAIL in their bid to overturn Paddy Ryder’s two-match ban for hit that concussed Hawk Will Day as veteran ruckman speaks out on ‘disappointing’ verdict

  • St Kilda have failed in their bid to overturn Paddy Ryder’s two-match suspension
  • The veteran ruckman was cited for a bump on Hawthorn star Will Day  
  • The Saints pointed to an analogous motion involving Tim English that was unpunished 
  • However, the tribunal panel disagreed and upheld the preliminary suspension 

St Kilda have failed on the tribunal in their bid to overturn the two-game AFL ban handed down to star veteran Paddy Ryder.

Ryder will now be unavailable for video games towards Gold Coast and GWS after the Saints moved to a 3-1 file to sit fourth on the ladder.

The ruckman was cited for partaking in tough conduct towards Hawthorn teenager Will Day throughout the Saints’ 69-point win on the MCG on Sunday.

St Kilda's attempt to overturn Paddy Ryder's two-match suspension has failed, the tribunal has announced on Monday

St Kilda’s try to overturn Paddy Ryder’s two-match suspension has failed, the tribunal has introduced on Monday 

The veteran ruckman collided with Will Day, who immediately fell to the ground was later replaced through the medical substitution rule as he was suffering from concussion

The veteran ruckman collided with Will Day, who instantly fell to the bottom was later changed by the medical substitution rule as he was affected by concussion

The 20-year-old Day was helped from the sector and substituted out of the match at halftime with concussion.

Ryder’s actions had been assessed by the match review officer as careless conduct, excessive influence and excessive contact.

The Saints’ authorized consultant Jack Rush QC tried to have the cost downgraded from excessive influence to medium.

Ryder didn’t give proof however watched the listening to on-line.

Rush used a number of examples of earlier incidents in an try to spotlight inconsistency with the grading of tough conduct expenses.

The most up-to-date instance was Western Bulldogs ruckman Tim English’s hit on Sydney Swans defender Nick Blakey in spherical three.

English was cleared of the incident, with Blakey not struggling any long-term results from the collision and performed the next week.

Rush argued Ryder tried to decelerate earlier than colliding with Day

‘We might contend that (Ryder) is a participant who’s attempting to brace, cut back and minimise contact,’ Rush advised the tribunal.

‘There’s an actual stopping motion for influence

‘He’s not working at this contest at pace, he is stopped and it is not his momentum that is brought about the pressure of the collision.

English escaped charge for this hit on Sydney Swans player Nick Blakey in round three of the 2022 AFL competition, but the Saints use of this as evidence failed

English escaped cost for this hit on Sydney Swans participant Nick Blakey in spherical three of the 2022 AFL competitors, however the Saints use of this as proof failed

‘There are very, superb grounds right here to say this needs to be reclassified.’

But after deliberating for 26 minutes, the tribunal panel disagreed with Rush’s sentiment and threw the case out.

‘Having disposed of the ball, Day was entitled to count on and certainly appeared to count on that he wouldn’t then obtain forceful contact, which was largely front-on,’ tribunal chair Jeff Gleeson stated.

Ryder stated he revered the tribunal’s determination.

‘It’s disappointing to miss out on the following two weeks, however I perceive the significance we as a contest should place on defending the heads of our gamers,’ Ryder stated.

‘My ideas are with Will and I hope he makes a speedy recovery from concussion and returns to the sector as quickly as he can.’

Meanwhile, Carlton defender Nic Newman has been charged with wrestling the Suns’ Ben Ainsworth throughout the Blues’ loss on Sunday.

Newman has been provided a $1500 positive by the MRO however will problem the sanction by way of a written submission.

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