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Tigers to challenge Dusty ban at the Tribunal

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RICHMOND will challenge superstar midfielder Dustin Martin's two-match suspension for striking at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Martin's off-the-ball elbow to Giant Adam Kennedy's head was assessed by the MRO as intentional, of medium impact and high contact.

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The incident occurred around 100 metres off the ball as Martin's frustrations boiled over.

If the penalty stands, Martin will miss games against Port Adelaide and Sydney.

The Tigers will likely try to downgrade the impact from medium to low, which would reduce the two-match sanction to just one game.

The 27-year-old also accepted a $1500 fine for striking Matt De Boer, who was his opponent for most of the match, which Richmond lost by 49 points.

The case will be the only one heard by the Tribunal, with all other charges ($2000 fines for Port Adelaide players Zak Butters and Scott Lycett and Fremantle's Jesse Hogan) accepted.