Brent Harvey’s AFL tribunal charges have been dropped following evidence presented by Geelong player Joel Selwood.

North Melbourne thanked Selwood for his help in clearing the Kangaroo veteran’s name.

Bella Treston reports.


Harvey had been charged with rough conduct and given a one game suspension.

Joel Selwood’s actions mean Harvey will now be able to play in Saturday’s preliminary final against the Swans.

Brent Harvey, Kangaroos Veteran: “Oh I think he’s just come in and you know told the truth, so it’s fantastic, if I see him out after we play in the grand final I’ll certainly buy him a beer. Look I’m just, I’m so happy, I can’t express my feeling, maybe the smile does a little a bit but I’m just so happy to be playing with the boys this week.”

Selwood participated in Wacky Wednesday celebrations this morning with fellow Geelong team mates, dressing up as former controversial Richmond forward Jake King.

Last night Selwood was selected as the captain of the All-Australian team.

Gary Ablett also made the team, following in his father’s footsteps by winning an eighth-straight selection record.

Meanwhile Johnathan Thurston was voted the best player in the NRL competition for the third time last night at the Player Association Awards.

The dispute between Thurston’s team and the NRL however has intensified with the Cowboys copping a $10,000 fine for criticising the NRL judiciary.

Paul Green, Cowboys Coach: “As the coach and the club have no faith that there’s any consistency in what they do so we felt it’s better to just move on.”

In other NRL news, axed NRL star Todd Carney has been handed a lifeline by English Super League outfit Catalan Dragons, signing a three-year deal.

Bella Treston, QUT News.