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Collingwood star Steph Chiocci offered two-week ban for high bump on Bulldog Libby Birch

COLLINGWOOD will be without captain Steph Chiocci for the rest of the season.
Chiocci was today offered a two-match ban for forceful front-on contact against Bulldog Libby Birch in Moe yesterday.
Should she choose not to contend the suspension at the tribunal tomorrow night, Chiocci is done for AFLW02.
Birch, 20, was positioned with her head over the ball when she was collected high by the Pies skipper just two minutes into the game.
Match review officer Michael Christian deemed Chiocci’s hit to be careless conduct with high impact to the head, resulting in a three-match ban which Chiocci can reduce by one game should she accept the sanction.
Birch left the ground under the blood rule with a laceration to her forehead, only to be herself reported later in the second quarter for a collision with Magpies forward Mo Hope.
She was offered a reprimand for striking.
Crows duo Eloise Jones and Deni Varnhagen were both offered reprimands for rough conduct and forceful front-on contact respectively.
Reprimands have also been offered to Pie Britt Bonnici and Western Bulldog Emma Kearney for misconduct against each other and Kearney’s teammate Kirsten McLeod for tripping Magpie Chloe Molloy.
Match review officer Michael Christian will shed more light on his decisions later today.
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