Cats set to send Selwood to AFL tribunal

Roger Vaughan

Geelong are poised to challenge Joel Selwood's striking charge, meaning a busy night at the AFL tribunal.

The Cats captain will join Port Adelaide forward Lindsay Thomas and Hawthorn defender James Sicily, who were referred directly for their incidents.

Cats coach Chris Scott wants the club to challenge Selwood's one-game striking ban, saying he is shocked by the charge.

Scott added he is proud of Selwood's conduct.

Thomas and Selwood received one-game bans for striking each other on Saturday night at Adelaide Oval.

Their incident happened within seconds of Thomas laying out Selwood's brother Scott with a bump.

Thomas was charged with rough conduct for the bump on Scott Selwood and sent straight to the tribunal.

Scott, who played alongside twin brother Brad at Brisbane, doubted he would have been restrained as the Cats captain.

"I am proud of him - I played with my brother as well and if I saw that, I'm not sure I would have been as controlled," Scott said.

"He (Joel) honestly believes he didn't make any contact all - he grabbed his jumper and he had to remonstrate.

"His blood would have been boiling."

Sicily's referral means the Hawks defender faces his second ban this season.

He was booked for misconduct, after footage showed him stepping on Shaun Atley as the North Melbourne player was lying on the ground.

Christain said what Sicily did was absolutely unacceptable.

The match reviewer had a busy Monday, handing out 12 charges.

There was also debate around Hawks star Tom Mitchell, who was fined $1500 for elbowing North ruckman Todd Goldstein.

It comes a week after Richmond's Jack Graham received a one-game ban, also for elbowing.

If Mitchell was suspended, it would have ended his Brownlow Medal hopes this season.