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Eagles star McGovern offered one-week ban

Reeling from their shock loss to Gold Coast on Saturday night, West Coast are poised to be without star defender Jeremy McGovern for next Saturday night’s date with the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.

The AFL announced on Sunday night that match review officer Michael Christian had cited the intercept king for striking Suns forward Alex Sexton during their sides’ spirited affair at Metricon Stadium.

Push and shove: Eagle Jeremy McGovern clashes with the Suns' Alex Sexton during the round 2 match at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Push and shove: Eagle Jeremy McGovern clashes with the Suns’ Alex Sexton during the round 2 match at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.Credit:Getty Images

The incident was assessed as intentional, low impact with high contact, with McGovern offered a one-match suspension.

McGovern can separately accept a $1000 fine for engaging in rough conduct in relation to an incident in which he shoved Sexton into the fence.

Sexton has also been offered a $1000 fine for making rough conduct to McGovern.

Port Adelaide veteran Travis Boak can accept a $500 sanction for making careless contact with an umpire, while Brisbane’s Jarryd Lyons has been offered a $1000 fine for making rough conduct to Fremantle’s Michael Walters during the Lions’ win at the Gabba on Saturday.

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