Dons pair clear for IRS with directions hearing to come
AFL confirms infraction notices won't stop Essendon pair playing IRS test
By Ben Guthrie with AAP
ESSENDON's Dustin Fletcher and Jobe Watson have been given the green light to play in Saturday's International Rules test, despite awaiting the ruling of Tuesday's directions hearing.
The AFL has confirmed the pair's availability, with Fletcher and Watson to join their Australian teammates in Sydney for a two-day camp, before taking their place against Ireland in the one-off match at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
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