GEELONG'S Luke Dahlhaus has joined Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper in being cleared from suspension at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Dahlhaus' one-match ban for his dangerous tackle on Adelaide's Matt Crouch was downgraded in order for the Cats small forward to be free to play the Western Bulldogs on Friday night. 

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Dahlhaus receives one-game ban for dangerous tackle

Geelong forward Luke Dahlhaus can accept a one-match sanction after rough conduct on Matt Crouch

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Initially graded by Match Review Officer Michael Christian as careless conduct, with high contact and medium impact, the Tribunal found Dahlhaus' action to be careless conduct with contact to the body and medium impact.

He walked away with a $1500 fine.

The Cats and their representative Ben Ihle successfully argued that there was no sign of Crouch's head making contact with the ground, instead his point of contact with the ground coming at his upper arm.

AFL representative Jeff Gleeson attempted to highlight the change to the dangerous tackle guidelines made in June which put a stronger emphasis on 'the potential to cause injury'.