Uncompromising Perth player Chris Billings will defend a rough conduct charge at the WAFL Tribunal tonight after he was reported in Saturday's game against Subiaco in Kalgoorlie.

Key defender Billings was booked for a collision with Brad Stevenson in the third quarter.

Stevenson left the ground under the blood rule, but returned soon afterwards and played out the match.

Billings had been reported or the subject of notices of investigation in 11 of his previous 17 WAFL matches before the Demons' round-five clash with Swan Districts at Lathlain Park on April 20.

A rough conduct charge following Billings' contact with Swans player Aaron Jetta in the reserves that day was adjourned for a week, allowing him to be part of the Perth reserves team that lost to East Perth by eight points.

Billings was subsequently cleared of the charge.

The Swans game was Billings' first appearance since being banned for two matches for rough conduct in the opening round of the season.

The 26-year-old didn't play in the WAFL last year after becoming disillusioned with his treatment in 2012 when he was reported or investigated eight times in 15 league and reserves games over a series of rough conduct incidents.

He received two reprimands and a two-week ban.

Demons captain Paul Bevan accepted a reprimand after being found guilty of rough conduct against Lions forward Chris Deluca on Saturday.

Key Demons Cale Morton (hamstring) and Mitch Leyendekkers (knee) are in doubt for the clash with Peel on Saturday after being injured against Subiaco.

Former Thunder ruckman Leyendekkers was playing in his first game since round three, while Morton has been one of the shining lights in a team which has lost eight of its past nine games.

The West Australian

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