HAWTHORN is contesting retirement-bound Luke Hodge's one-match striking ban from the Hawks' six-point win over Sydney on Friday night.
Hodge was charged with striking Swan Tom Papley during the second quarter, an offence the Match Review Panel deemed careless conduct with low impact to the body.
The 33-year-old risks only a $2500 fine rather than an extra week on the sidelines.
"We’re confident that we have a case to argue and based on that, we’ve made the decision to challenge the sanction," Hawthorn football manager Jason Burt said.
Geelong's reigning Brownlow medallist Patrick Dangerfield (one match), Sydney's Lance Franklin ($1500) and Collingwood's Taylor Adams ($1000) accepted their MRP penalties.
The Tribunal will hear Hodge’s appeal on Tuesday at 5.30pm AEST. If successful, Hodge will face Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Carlton-listed Nick Graham is contesting a rough conduct charge against Geelong's James Tsitas from the Northern Blues' VFL clash on Saturday.
The incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact and high contact, with Graham able to accept a one-match sanction with an early guilty plea.
AFL Victoria's Tribunal will hear the Blue's case at 6.45pm AEST on Tuesday.