WAFL grand final: Subiaco’s Kyle Halligan cleared by tribunal

Kyle Halligan (centre) has been cleared by the tribunal for rough conduct. Picture: Getty Images
Kyle Halligan (centre) has been cleared by the tribunal for rough conduct. Picture: Getty Images

SUBIACO footballer Kyle Halligan is free to play in this Sunday’s WAFL grand final against Peel after being cleared by the tribunal last night.

Halligan was cited for rough conduct against South Fremantle’s Jacob Dragovich in the Lions’ victory at Leederville Oval on Sunday.

The Match Review Panel had offered Halligan a two-match suspension reduced to one with an early plea, meaning he would have missed the 2017 decider.

But the tribunal dismissed the charge.

“Based on the evidence presented at the tribunal hearing, the tribunal concluded that there was no action that warranted a reportable offence and the incident was dismissed,” a WA Football Commission spokesman said.

The Subiaco forward kicked two goals from his 10 disposals in the Lions’ 32-point win over the Bulldogs.

Subiaco and Peel are set to reprise their flag battle of last year, the final football fixture ever for Subiaco Oval.

Ironically, the team from Mandurah will have more players familiar with the Subiaco surface than the Lions, with up to 15 AFL-listed players set to run out for Thunder.

The Lions finished the season as minor premiers and three games clear of the chasing pack yet are considered underdogs.

They have won three of the past four flags, with last year’s loss to Peel their only blemish.