North Melbourne will challenge Tarryn Thomas' one-game AFL suspension.
The 21-year-old was slapped with a ban by the match review officer for a rough conduct charge during the Kangaroos' drought-breaking win against Hawthorn on Saturday.
Thomas' hit on Hawthorn's Changkuoth Jiath was assessed as careless conduct, medium impact, and high contact, resulting in a one-match ban.
On Monday morning, North confirmed they would challenge the suspension at the tribunal in an attempt to have Thomas available for Sunday's clash with Essendon.
The Kangaroos ended a 16-game losing streak when they came back from 32 points down against the Hawks in Launceston on Saturday.
Meanwhile, no players received suspensions in the match review officer's assessment of Sunday's games.
Fremantle's Darcy Tucker can accept a $3000 fine for rough conduct on Essendon star Zach Merrett, while Bombers ruckman Andrew Phillips was offered a $1000 sanction for misconduct on Docker Lachie Schulz.
Melbourne forward Tom McDonald was charged with kneeing Carlton's Lachie Plowman and offered a $2000 fine.
West Coast midfielder Dom Sheed can accept a $2000 fine for striking Adelaide's Lachlan Sholl.
Australian Associated Press