Sport Tiger backs Swans' Franklin over AFL bump

08:55  18 june  2017
08:55  18 june  2017 Source:   MSN

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Lance Franklin was reported for rough conduct on Menadue in the second quarter of the Swans' stunning come-from-behind win at the MCG on Saturday.© Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Lance Franklin was reported for rough conduct on Menadue in the second quarter of the Swans' stunning come-from-behind win at the MCG on Saturday. Sydney superstar Lance Franklin's chances of avoiding an AFL suspension have received a boost thanks to Richmond's Connor Menadue.

Franklin was reported for rough conduct on Menadue in the second quarter of the Swans' stunning come-from-behind win at the MCG on Saturday.

Menadue was taken high by Franklin as he bent over to collect a loose ball.

A bump to the head would likely see Franklin offered a suspension by the AFL match review panel, but the young Tiger shed further light on the incident on Sunday.

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After trailing by as much as six goals in the second term, the Swans kept their season alive with a five-goal-to-one final term, over -running the Tigers AFL : Lance Franklin has been placed on report for a high bump to the head of Connor Menadue during Sydney's clash with Richmond. Jump back to top.

The Swans forward bumped Menadue while the Tiger was over the ball on Richmond’s half forward flank, with the incident — AFL (@ AFL ) June 17, 2017. Franklin hasn’t missed a game for the Swans since round 21, 2015, and would miss his side’s clash with Essendon at the SCG next Friday night.

"I was alright (this morning) it was more my shoulder than my head," Menadue told Fox Sports News.

"I'm a bit sore but it's alright.

"I had a couple of mates send (the vision) to me and get into me a bit.

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The Swans forward bumped Menadue while the Tiger was over the ball on Richmond’s half forward flank, with the incident — AFL (@ AFL ) June 17, 2017. Franklin hasn’t missed a game for the Swans since round 21, 2015, and would miss his side’s clash with Essendon at the SCG next Friday night.

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"But it's alright - it was more my shoulder. It should be right.

"I wasn't dazed or anything ... it was just an impact then it got a bit sore as the game went on."

The resurgent Swans are one game outside the eight after the nine-point win and will be desperate to have Franklin available for Friday night's clash against Essendon at the SCG.

Asked if he'd be OK if Franklin avoided a suspension, Menadue replied: "I'm pretty easy with that stuff ... it's footy. It's a tough game."

Franklin's report is one of several incidents to be assessed by the MRP on Monday.

West Coast's Luke Shuey will come under scrutiny for his high bump on Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield on Thursday night.

A skirmish between Eagles veteran Sam Mitchell and Cats skipper Joel Selwood will also be looked at.

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Gold Coast's Matt Rosa will be in trouble for his round-arm blow to the face of Carlton's Dale Thomas, who will also be scrutinised for his front-on bump to the Suns' Adam Saad.

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