AFL Round 8: Collingwood fumes at Rhyan Mansell ugly cheap shot on Jack Ginnivan video, Magpies vs Richmond score

Richmond defender Rhyan Mansell could be facing Match Review Officer scrutiny after a “cheap shot” on Magpies teen Jack Ginnivan.

Richmond defender Rhyan Mansell could be facing Match Review Officer scrutiny after a “cheap shot” on Collingwood young gun Jack Ginnivan during Saturday afternoon’s AFL clash at the MCG.

Ginnivan had trash-talked Shane Edwards after creating a Collingwood goal from a turnover late in the first term, quickly becoming Richmond’s public enemy No. 1 for the afternoon.

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The Tigers took every opportunity to be physical with the 19-year-old prodigy, but Mansell took that a step further.

Late in the third quarter of the Round 8 contest, Ginnivan attempted to pick up the footy before Mansell landed on his back.

As the siren sounded for three-quarter time, Mansell appeared to thrust his forearm into the back of Ginnivan’s head on two occasions, sparking a brief melee among the players.

“A double forearm to the back of the head,” Hawthorn legend Jason Dunstall said on Fox Footy.

“He’ll cop a fine or a week for that – probably a fine because it was low impact. But maybe there could be an option to pay a free kick after the siren.”

St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt continued: “We could hear the Collingwood players asking the umpires, ‘Why is that not a free kick?’ And the umpire said, ‘It’s after the siren, we wish we could pay a free kick but we can’t’.

“Amazing scenes at three quarter-time. Clearly you would expect if it was in general play Mansell would’ve been done for two free kicks. But because it was after the siren, the umpires were powerless to do anything about it, other than potentially report the player.

“Mansell comes over the top with the one elbow, goes again a second time – which is pretty poor form.”

Richmond bared its teeth in Dustin Martin’s celebrated return to competitive footy, breezing past Collingwood by 27 points on the back of Tom Lynch’s five first-half goals.

The Tigers moved a match-high 47 points clear in the final quarter, only for the Magpies to add scoreboard respectability with four late goals.

Martin showed the glimpses of his brilliant best in his first match since Round 1, after taking personal leave to mourn his late father, but it was Lynch who tore the contest apart.

With All-Australian defender Darcy Moore for company, Lynch went to work early with 10 disposals by quarter-time, then added four majors in a towering second-term performance.

Lynch seemed to pluck the Sherrin any time it was in his vicinity and finished with six goals, after Moore conceded only 10 in seven rounds before Saturday.

He could easily have had seven at the main break, but sent a straightforward set shot out on the full and missed horribly with a close-range snap early in the contest.

The Magpies grimly hung on for most of the match, other than the odd spurt of control but any hope of an unlikely comeback was frittered away with several near misses in the third quarter.

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