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Don done for staging, fines for key players

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Jarman Impey was charged with misconduct over this incident with Jed Lamb

ESSENDON small forward Josh Green has become the fifth player ever to be found guilty of staging after he accepted a $1000 fine for an incident late in the Bombers' clash against Geelong on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Hawthorn forward Jarman Impey, Gold Coast co-captain Tom Lynch and Collingwood big man Brodie Grundy all accepted fines from their indiscretions over the weekend. 

Cats midfielder Mitch Duncan gave Green a light bump to the shoulder region in the last couple of minutes of the match, before the former Lion threw his head back and fell to the ground while holding his chin.

Match review officer Michael Christian told reporters on Monday he wanted to rid the AFL of staging.

"It's something that I'm looking for that I don't think is a great part of the game and want to try to stamp it out," Christian said.

Under the Tribunal guidelines, excessive exaggeration of contact, which may affect umpires' decision-making, is a sign of staging.

"The delayed reaction, falling down to the knees and trying to alert the umpire as to the contact were the three key areas for me (to charge Green)," Christian said.

The AFL introduced staging as an offence ahead of the 2010 season. Essendon's Leroy Jetta was the first to be found guilty of the act, in 2012.

Then-Melbourne defender Lynden Dunn and former Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley were also successfully charged with staging that year, while Jarrad Waite was the last to be hit with staging, when he was at Carlton in 2014.

WATCH: Josh Green hits the deck
 

Previously, players were warned for a first offence for staging before fines were handed out.

New Hawk Impey accepted a $1500 fine for headbutting Carlton stopper Jed Lamb in the third quarter of their JLT Community Series clash last Saturday.

Impey's action was classed as misconduct, which draws a $2500 sanction for a first offence, but that was reduced with an early guilty plea.

Sun Lynch clipped Robinson's head in the third term as the football was in dispute. The star forward was charged with engaging in rough conduct and was classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

With an early plea, Lynch accepted a $2000 fine.

Grundy is free to play in round one after accepting a $2000 fine for engaging in rough conduct against Dickson for a bump in the second quarter that was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

Dickson reported a sore jaw but played out the game.

WATCH: Suns co-captain Tom Lynch clips Brisbane midfielder Mitch Robinson
 

In the NAB AFL Women's competition, Adelaide co-captain Chelsea Randall accepted a reprimand for a striking charge on Fremantle's Lisa Webb in the second quarter.

It was seen as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

Fellow Crow Justine Mules also accepted a reprimand, also for striking Webb, albeit in the third term.

Her charge was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body.

WATCH: Jarman Impey's clash with Jed Lamb