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Richmond make AFL grand final as Trent Cochin may not play

Richmond will be playing in the AFL Grand Final for the first time in 35 years, but one controversial incident may cost their inspirational captain his place in the team to contest the 2017 premiership title.

Tigers captain Trent Cotchin has come under scrutiny after an incident involving a Greater Western Sydney player during the first quarter of Saturday's preliminary final.

Cotchin appeared to collide with Giants midfielder Dylan Shiel's head and right shoulder.

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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin (pictured, in front) may not get a chance to play in next week's grand final after a clash with a Greater Western Sydney player

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin (pictured, in front) may not get a chance to play in next week's grand final after a clash with a Greater Western Sydney player

GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel (pictured Saturday) was left concussed after collision with Cotchin

GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel (pictured Saturday) was left concussed after collision with Cotchin

Richmond won the game against GWS by 36 points and will play in the Grand Final next week

Richmond won the game against GWS by 36 points and will play in the Grand Final next week

However the Tigers captain was not reported for the incident but could miss the grand final next weekend if he is cited during the week 

However the Tigers captain was not reported for the incident but could miss the grand final next weekend if he is cited during the week 

For Cotchin to miss the biggest game of the year, all it would take is a fine ruling him out of Richmond's next game

For Cotchin to miss the biggest game of the year, all it would take is a fine ruling him out of Richmond's next game

Footy fans are divided on what they think will happen to the skipper, who has already been fined twice this season

Footy fans are divided on what they think will happen to the skipper, who has already been fined twice this season

The Tigers captain was not reported for the incident but could miss the grand final next weekend if he is cited during the week. 

For Cotchin to miss the biggest game of the year, all it would take is a fine to rule him out of Richmond's next game.

Shiel was found to be concussed after the incident which ruled him out of playing the rest of the game.

Footy legends are divided on what they think will happen to Cotchin, who has already been fined twice for on-field indiscretions this season.

Geelong premiership captain and commentator Cameron Ling reportedly saw the knock as a 'incidental contact' meaning it could have resulted in a 'free

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