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Star Tiger cops fine for 'chicken wing' tackle

Is Riewoldt in trouble for this tackle? Jack Riewoldt pulls Bayley Fritsch's arm back in an awkward tackle

TRIPLE Coleman medallist Jack Riewoldt can accept a $1000 fine for his 'chicken wing' tackle on Melbourne backman Bayley Fritsch at the MCG on Wednesday night.

The Richmond spearhead tackled the Demon in the third term and won a free kick, but pulled Fritsch's left arm behind his back as the Tigers marched to a 43-point victory.

It was categorised as misconduct by Match Review Officer Michael Christian. 

Tiger star Jack Riewoldt holds on to Bayley Fritsch's arm. Picture: Screenshot

Riewoldt is set for a stint on the sidelines, having suffered a right knee injury later in the contest while flying for a mark.

The 30-year-old was in his first game back for almost a month from issues to his other knee, along with his right wrist.


Tigers ruck Toby Nankervis has been offered a $2000 sanction for striking Tom McDonald in the second quarter.

It was seen as careless conduct, low impact and high contact.

Demon Jake Melksham will be $1500 poorer if he accepts his misconduct charge for pushing Josh Caddy into an umpire's path during the second term.