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Nathan Schmook  August 21, 2017 11:58 PM

Power problem, Lever latest, Bombers' brew Matt Thompson with the latest news

PORT Adelaide will enter the finals without Tom Jonas after the important defender was slapped with a two-match ban by the Match Review Panel on Monday.

Jonas was charged with rough conduct for his hit on Western Bulldogs midfielder Luke Dahlhaus off the ball, which was graded intentional conduct with low impact to the head.

The 26-year-old would normally have been able to accept a one-match ban, but his bad record meant an extra week was added to the final penalty, sidelining Jonas for the Power's first final.

Fremantle ruckman Sean Darcy accepted a one-match suspension for striking Richmond defender Nick Vlastuin in Sunday's clash at Domain Stadium, with the incident graded intentional conduct with low impact to the head.  

Melbourne defender Bernie Vince has escaped suspension for separate incidents on Brisbane Lions brothers Dayne and Claye Beams, walking away with a $1500 fine.

His spoiling attempt on Dayne Beams was graded careless conduct with low impact to the head, and he was cleared of any wrongdoing for a collision with Claye Beams.   

The MRP has also thrown out two match-day reports on St Kilda defender Jake Carlisle for striking North Melbourne opponents Luke McDonald and Declan Mountford.

Both incidents involved open hands to the chest, with the force deemed to be below that required for a reportable offence, the Panel said in its findings.

A match-day report on Sydney midfielder Zak Jones for charging Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch was also thrown out.

"As Crouch marked the ball, Jones made body contact with his opponent. A free kick was paid at the time and Crouch immediately got to his feet to take his kick," the MRP said.

"It was the view of the panel there was not sufficient impact in the contact to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken."

West Coast midfielder Jack Redden accepted a $1000 fine rough conduct on GWS midfielder Josh Kelly, with the incident graded careless conduct with low impact to the head.

Hawthorn defender James Sicily accepted a $1000 fine for striking Carlton forward Jed Lamb, with the hit graded intentional conduct with low impact to the body.

Carlton veteran Dale Thomas was charged with misconduct for a stray leg that made contact to Hawthorn midfielder Isaac Smith.

Jake Melksham was also charged with misconduct for pushing an opponent into an umpire in Sunday's clash against the Brisbane Lions.

Thomas and Melksham both accepted $1000 fines.