Lauderdale coach Darren Winter says "five or six" North Launceston players would miss finals if his club released footage of off-the-ball hits in last week's fiesty grand final rematch.
The TSL match review panel looked at five incidents from North's 45-point win in the state's South, with Dakota Bannister handed a one-week ban for striking Ethan Whish-Wilson and Jack Rushton accepting a reprimand.
Two melees and a high contact incident involving Taylor Whitford were thrown out.
In a simmering media conference, Winter revealed his side hadn't reviewed last weekend's result due to heavy mud and rain and took aim at the TSL's two-time reigning premiers.
"These players are like my sons, so I don't take it too kindly when blokes get whacked off the ball for no reason," Winter said.
"I'm comfortable with guys having a bit of a stoush and someone might get a whack in the face - not when it's off the ball.
"I don't think they went in with a plan - sometimes it just happens so it's not a big deal, but I'm not going to walk away from it and say it was ok because it wasn't.
"We've got footage at our club that we could have put five or six blokes in and they wouldn't be playing finals now but that's not my job.
"And I could sit here and play a straight bat but that's pretty boring I reckon."
The two sides have weathered a fiesty rivalry in recent years, with Winter missing the first six matches of 2018 after inappropriate conduct towards umpires during his side's 2017 grand final loss.
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