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GWS star Johnson to miss preliminary final

  • GWS star Johnson to miss preliminary final

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Josh Kennedy of the Swans lays injured as Steve Johnson of the Giants looks on during the 2016 AFL First Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Swans and the GWS Giants at ANZ Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney forward Steve Johnson will miss the Giants' AFL preliminary final after accepting a one-match ban.

Johnson was sanctioned for a shoulder bump to the head of Sydney's Josh Kennedy in Saturday's qualifying final and risked missing the grand final if the Giants challenged the ban.

The 33-year-old will now miss the September 24 final against either Hawthorn or the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium.

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