Australia Cotchin fined by AFL over Walker kick
Father-son kicking session aids Roosters
A goalkicking clinic with father Ben in the hours before Friday's NRL win over Brisbane paid off handsomely for Sydney Roosters young gun Sam Walker. © Jason O'BRIEN/AAP PHOTOS Sam Walker had a goalkicking session with his dad that paid off big-time for the Roosters young gun. Back in his south-east Queensland, Walker could be found at the home ground of rugby union club GPS in Brisbane's western suburbs kicking goals under the eye of father and former NRL player Ben Walker as he prepared for Friday's Suncorp Stadium clash.
Trent Cotchin has escaped with a fine from the AFL match review officer for kicking Taylor Walker during Richmond's loss to Adelaide.
The two former club captains were involved in a fiery incident at Adelaide Oval on Saturday when Walker shoved Cotchin over the boundary line.
The Tigers midfielder then lashed out at his opponent and it prompted a furious response from Walker, who booted five goals in a match-winning display.
Cotchin was found guilty of kicking in an incident assessed as intentional contact, low impact and body contact.
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The grading meant he avoided suspension and was instead fined $2000.
It leaves Cotchin free to play in Richmond's Anzac Day Eve blockbuster against red-hot Melbourne at the MCG.
In-form Demons defender Steven May is also clear to play in that match after he was fined $2000 for tripping GWS livewire Bobby Hill.
The incident was assessed as intentional contact, low impact and body contact.
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