LAUNCESTON will sweat on the outcome of this week's State League tribunal with both captain-coach Brennan Savage and brother Gene reported in Saturday's qualifying final at Aurora Stadium.
Both players were reported at the three-quarter time break as the teams moved to their respective huddles _ Gene for allegedly striking Burnie's Darren Banham and Brennan for an alleged kick on Banham.
The pair have already been suspended this season and the Blues can ill-afford to lose either or both of the experienced duo with a second semi-final clash against South Launceston coming up on Saturday.
Launceston got over the line in another one-point thriller with the result decided on the last kick of the day when Burnie full-forward Rohan Baldock missed a set shot on goal.
The Blues coach came back from a persistent calf injury that has plagued him this season to be one of Launceston's best players booting five goals in the win over the Dockers.
Launceston will also wait on the fitness of key onballer Tim Bristow who left the field in the opening quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring twinge.
``It is sort of a behind the knee thing and I'm not sure whether it is a hamstring or structural thing and it wasn't enormously bad but we thought we'd put him on ice because with the double chance we didn't want to go risking our players,'' Savage said after the game.
``We'll wait and see and assess that during the week.''
Regardless of the outcome of the tribunal Savage did not seem confident he could come up again this week for the Bulldogs game with his calf problem.
``It is a fantastic opportunity to come up against the best side in the competition for a spot in the grand final,'' he said.
``The roster season doesn't mean that much come finals time and it is about getting it right on the day.
``South in their last game at Aurora seem to have got it right so we're gearing up towards getting another game of intense footy into us.
``We are going to have our work cut out for us because the way they have been playing has been fantastic and the envy of all the other clubs but we get the chance to try and stop them and win a place in the grand final.''
AFL Tasmania will release the fixtures for the second week of finals today.