Chris Judd is considered one of the league’s golden boys, so when he was cited for this (see below) on Friday night, many were surprised.
They shouldn’t be. Judd has a history of doing the dirty on the footy field. Here’s another incident, just one of many, from his Brownlow year in 2010 which apparently didn’t warrant a suspension (warning: language).
The Match Review Panel weren’t able to determine whether his latest indiscretion should be considered rough conduct or misconduct. Instead, the decision has been sent to the tribunal. History tells us Judd that the tribunal has a very soft spot for the Blues champ.
North’s run to the eight has suffered a blow thanks to Jack Ziebell receiving three weeks for this hit on Aaron Joseph. Ziebs has a bad record at the tribunal so his ban cannot be reduced.
The Tigers absolutely crumbled in the final stages of their match against the Gold Coast. They turned the footy over 15 times with a number of awful mistakes until Karmichael Hunt sealed the winner. His goal may go down as the defining moment in 2012, a bloke that changed sport codes, received an unbelievable amount of criticism for his decision and early play, but has begun to silence his detractors with some noteworthy development. Good on you, Karmichael.
The Hawks had no troubles scoring despite the absence of Buddy Franklin. They scored 17 goals to the Bulldogs six in strong win that propels the club into third position. Jack Gunston kicked four to help should the scoring load while five other guys kicked multiple majors.
GWS weren't competitive, which shouldn't be a surprise, but that's not to say the game wasn't without highlights. Rhys Palmer had to be subbed after this knock and Izzy Folau showed some good signs with big tackle and subsequent scuffle.