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Bumped: Four AFL players booked for head-high hits

Dean Terlich after being laid out by Liam Jones.
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Four AFL players have fallen foul of the match review panel for high bumps.

Hawthorn key forward Jarryd Roughead, Western Bulldogs forward Liam Jones, Fremantle utility Paul Duffield and West Coast Mark LeCras were booked on Monday after the weekend’s matches.

The rash of bumps follows last week’s controversial case involving Melbourne midfielder Jack Viney, who was originally suspended for high contact and then cleared on appeal.

Jones received a three-game ban for his contact with Melbourne’s Dean Terlich, but can reduce that to two games with an early plea.

LeCras was reported during the match for his heavy bump on Greater Wester Sydney Will Hoskin-Elliott.

His six-year good record means he can reduce a two-match ban to one by accepting the charge.

Likewise, Roughead was charged for his high contact with Sydney onballer Ben McGlynn.

Roughead has demerit points, increasing his original one-match suspension to two.

But an early plea would bring the sanction back down to one game.

Duffield can escape with a reprimand for his rough conduct charge if he accepts the penalty.

He was booked for rough conduct after an incident with Port Adelaide star Chad Wingard.

Essendon forward Paul Chapman faces a one-game ban for striking Brisbane’s Dayne Zorko.

Chapman’s carryover points mean if he accepts the suspension, it remains a one-game penalty.

There was speculation Chapman would also face suspension for front-on contact with Jack Redden, but the veteran was cleared of that incident.

Lions defender Matt Maguire also is up for a one-game ban after the panel charged him with tripping Joe Daniher.

Like Chapman, Maguire has demerit points from a previous offence and these mean he cannot escape with a reprimand by accepting the charge.