RICHMOND vice-captain Brett Deledio will join Melbourne's Jack Viney in contesting his charge at the Tribunal on Tuesday night.
Deledio was initially offered a one-match ban for striking Geelong's Mathew Stokes that sparked a wild melee at the MCG on Sunday, but the club has opted to challenge the ban.
If unsuccessful, Deledio is looking at a two-match sanction, and the first suspension in his 198-game career.
Star Cat Mathew Stokes will be unavailable for Geelong's trip to Perth when it faces Fremantle on May 17, after accepting his one-match ban for striking Tiger Steven Morris.
Meanwhile, Melbourne coach Paul Roos promised his club would vigorously defend Viney – whose case was sent directly to the Tribunal – in Tuesday's hearing.
Docker David Mundy and Lion Luke McGuane have both accepted their reprimands.
The Fremantle star was booked for a rough conduct offence against West Coast midfielder Scott Selwood during the third quarter of Sunday's Western Derby.
McGuane's striking charge against Swan Jeremy Laidler in an off-the-ball clash at the Gabba on Saturday night, has attributed 93.75 carryover points with his early guilty plea.