PORT Adelaide midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper has made a solid return in his first game since being stood down for an off-field incident.

Powell-Pepper was stood down by the club's leadership group for the Power's round four clash against Essendon, chose to stand himself down the past weekend against Geelong and has been banned by the AFL from playing this week against North Melbourne.

The AFL concluded he was found to have made inappropriate contact with a female and found guilty of "inappropriate behaviour unbecoming for an AFL player" by being drunk in public.

The AFL noted it made no other findings in relation to this incident in the early hours of Sunday, April 8.

Powell-Pepper had 24 disposals and kicked a goal for Port Adelaide in a 25-point loss to reigning SANFL premiers Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on Anzac Day. 

The 20-year-old played predominantly in the midfield while also spending some time up forward. 

Powell-Pepper will be eligible to be picked for the Power for their round seven clash with West Coast at Optus Stadium.

After a quiet first quarter, former Brisbane skipper Tom Rockliff worked his way into the game and finished with 29 touches.

Rockliff missed last weekend’s loss to Geelong with a calf injury and averaged just 12 disposals in his first four games for the Power.

Former Melbourne co-captain Jack Trengove pressed his claims for a senior call-up with 36 disposals and kicking two goals, while defender Jasper Pittard had 24 touches across half-back.

Port Adelaide finished the game strongly, but went down in the Grand Final rematch - 12.11 (83) to 8.10 (58).