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Bombers pair handed bans by AFL MRP

  • Bombers pair handed bans by AFL MRP

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: David Zaharakis of the Bombers looks dejected after a loss during the 2016 AFL Round 05 ANZAC Day match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on April 25, 2016. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Essendon face a nervous wait on Monday as the AFL's match review panel assesses incidents involving Mark Jamar and David Zaharakis.

Jamar caught West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern in the face with a swinging elbow in last Thursday night's heavy loss in Perth, while Zaharakis launched a round arm punch to the stomach of Jackson Nelson.

"I asked the players if they felt better after those incidents and giving away a free kick against their teammates," coach John Worsfold said.

"You can imagine the response I got. We got beaten in that area of discipline and mental toughness and that's disappointing.

"They're more senior players so that's a bit disappointing."

Jamar appears set for a stint on the sidelines regardless of the MRP's findings after he suffered a hamstring injury.

In other incidents from round 15 action, Carlton's Dale Thomas can expect some scrutiny after he made high contact with Collingwood's James Aish during his side's 12-point loss at the MCG on Saturday night.

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