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Melbourne players ready for more verbal warfare against Brisbane

Angus Brayshaw expects some ‘niggle’ against Brisbane. Albert Perez/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Melbourne premiership star Angus Brayshaw is “certain” there will be a strong element of verbal warfare when the Demons confront Brisbane in Friday’s semi-final just three weeks after the ugly aftermath to their most recent clash.

Lions captain Dayne Zorko was forced to apologise for a cutting sledge that left Melbourne defender Harrison Petty in tears when the two teams met at the Gabba in the final round of the season.

No action was taken by the AFL against Zorko, although league boss Gill McLachlan conceded it was “not a good look” and Melbourne players also tried to move on quickly amid suggestions the Demons were as verbally active as their opposition.

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Brayshaw was adamant the potential for more sledging was something coach Simon Goodwin would address this week.

An incident involving Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko and Melbourne defender Harrison Petty was investigated by the AFL.

Read more at www.theaustralian.com.au


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