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Young Sun cops a week, plus fines galore

The Verdict: Young Sun in the gun Matt Thompson and Michael Christian wrap up round two of Match Review

EXCITING Gold Coast youngster Jack Bowes will miss the Suns' clash against Fremantle on Saturday after accepting a one-match ban for rough conduct against Carlton's Jacob Weitering.

Bowes was charged following an incident during the third quarter of the Gold Coast's 34-point win over the Blues at Etihad Stadium last Saturday.

The 20-year-old midfielder was running back with the flight of the ball deep in the Blues' forward line, but at the last second took his eyes off the ball and bumped Weitering, who was wide open as he attempted to mark against Suns defender Rory Thompson. 

Weitering received a free kick for front-on contact, but Bowes was not reported by the umpires. 

The AFL announced on Monday match review officer Michael Christian had assessed Bowes' action as warranting a one-match ban.

Seven other players have accepted fines because of incidents in round two games:

  • Giants co-captain Phil Davis $1500 for misconduct and teammate Rory Lobb $1000 for wrestling;
  • Collingwood's Lynden Dunn $1500 for wrestling (second offence);
  • Melbourne's Jordan Lewis $1500 for misconduct;
  • Lions Nick Robertson and Dayne Zorko $1500 each for misconduct;
  • Eagle Jamie Cripps $1500 for misconduct.

Bowes will be sorely missed against the Dockers after starting his second AFL season in fine style.

The No.10 pick in 2016's NAB AFL Draft was one of the Suns' best players in their round one over North Melbourne, finishing with 20 possessions and one goal, while he backed that up with a solid 15-disposal performance against the Blues.