GWS set to challenge Mumford ban

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GWS will challenge Shane Mumford’s one-match ban at the AFL tribunal on Wednesday.

Mumford was charged for striking Sydney’s George Hewett during a practice match last Friday.

Even though the incident occurred during the scratch match, Mumford will have to serve his ban during the home-and-away season.

This will mean he could miss the Giants’ first three games, as he is already serving a club-imposed two-match ban for the infamous white powder video.

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The latest charge cannot be served concurrently with this suspension.

Mumford will still be available for selection in the JLT Community Series regardless of the tribunal outcome.

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The strike on Hewett was graded as intentional conduct, with low impact to the head.

The Giants begin their 2019 campaign against Essendon on March 24.