GWS prima Toby Greene volition miss the Giants' must-win clash against Richmond connected Friday nighttime aft helium was unsuccessful astatine overturning his one-match striking prohibition astatine the AFL Appeals Board.
Greene was handed a two-game prohibition by the Match Review Officer for an elbow to the caput of Geelong prima Patrick Dangerfield, earlier downgrading the suspension to conscionable 1 crippled earlier this week astatine the AFL Tribunal.
But the 27-year-old prima Giant, on with defence lawyer Adrian Anderson, took their lawsuit to the Appeals Board, successful which they argued determination was "error successful law" astatine the Tribunal's judging connected Tuesday.
Unfortunately for Greene, helium was deed with an unsuccessful result successful a proceeding that lasted implicit 3 hours.
"The statement astir the little reasons fixed is speculative. The Tribunal is not required to springiness a elaborate connection oregon springiness a full rationale for the ground of their findings. We're satisfied they did truthful and the entreaty is dismissed," Appeal president Murray Kellam said.
The Giants presently beryllium successful the eighth spot connected the AFL ladder, which is conscionable fractional a crippled (two premiership points) wide of Essendon, Richmond, St Kilda and Fremantle, who are placed ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th respectively.