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Panel clears Darling of staging
Pic: Lincoln Baker.

West Coast have finally had some good news from the match review panel with Jack Darling cleared to line up against Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday.

There were concerns could have a case to answer for staging in last Thursday's win over Carlton at Patersons Stadium.

The panel reviewed the incident in which Darling falls to the ground after contacting Blue Heath Scotland.

In the release of the round 12 investigations, the review panel said side-on vision showed Scotland's tackle forced Darling’s right arm into his own face for high contact.

The AFL is continuing to investigate matter from yesterday involving comments from Western Bulldog Will Minson to Port Adelaide's Danyle Pearce.

Another Power player, Matt Thomas, can accept a two-game suspension for rough conduct on Tom Liberatore in ths same clash at Etihad Stadium.

St Kilda's Raph Clarke can accept reprimand for making contact with the head of Adelaide's Kurt Tippett while Gold Coast's Taylor Hine can take the same penalty for rough conduct on Kangaroo Lindsay Thomas.

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