Luke Hodge
Luke Hodge Michael Dodge / Getty Images

Hodge cleared by panel after smashing into Marc Murphy

HAWTHORN skipper Luke Hodge has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the clash with his opposite number Marc Murphy on Friday night that left the Carlton skipper with a fractured cheekbone.

The Match Review Panel assessed the collison, but determined Hodge had "no realistic alternative way to contest the ball".

He was hit with a level one, engaging in rough conduct offence, however, for an incident with Blues defender Lachie Henderson in the second quarter of the match at Etihad Stadium.

Hodge will be free to play against West Coast on Friday night with an early guilty plea.


Meetings going live a hot topic as seed of dissent sown

Meetings going live a hot topic as seed of dissent sown

A Noosa seed of dissent sown in clashes

Royal app-iness to be found on Fraser

Royal app-iness to be found on Fraser

USC produces Fraser app in time for royal visit

Mary Valley joins tourist drive listing

Mary Valley joins tourist drive listing

Tourist drive options to expand

Local Partners