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Cotchin charged for striking Neale

Watch the highlights from Freo's two-point win over the Tigers. The Fremantle and Richmond clash in round 8.

Richmond’s Trent Cotchin has been charged by the AFL Match Review Panel for striking Fremantle’s Lachie Neale.

The incident took place during the first quarter of Sunday’s thrilling two-point win over the Tigers at the MCG.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from Fremantle, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

The MRP classified the incident as a $1500 sanction but as Cotchin has no previous record, an early plea enables him to accept a $1000 sanction.

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