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Sport Tiger backs Swans' Franklin over AFL bump

08:55  18 june  2017
08:55  18 june  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Menadue had his head over the ball when Franklin made strong contact, which sent the stunned Tiger reeling onto his back . Despite trailing by as much as 36 points, the Swans fought back to seal a thrilling nine-point win that keeps their finals hopes alive.

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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"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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Sydney's Lance Franklin will again be sidelined with a bruised heel but Dan Hannebery is a chance to return for the Swans ' AFL clash with Fremantle.

Franklin was the first to be reported when he bumped Tiger Shane Edwards high late in the second quarter. The Tigers have now won five of their last six matches, including wins over premiership contenders the Dockers in Perth and the Swans in Sydney. Jump back to top. MORE IN afl .

"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.

Former St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt retaliated to some trademark Scott Thompson niggle with a swinging punch to the North Melbourne defender's back.

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.

Bombers lose Hooker for Swans clash .
Essendon key position player Cale Hooker will miss his AFL side's crunch clash with Sydney at the SCG, with Shaun McKernan called up to the team.Hooker, coming off a five-goal haul in the club's thumping of Port Adelaide, dislocated his finger this week at training and would be sorely missed at the SCG.

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