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‘It’s very, very stupid’ - Power big man reported for Tiger ‘tummy tap’

Port Adelaide big man Peter Ladhams has been reported after an incident with Richmond defender Noah Balta in the first quarter of their cutthroat preliminary final at the Adelaide Oval.
Port Adelaide big man Peter Ladhams has been reported after an incident with Richmond defender Noah Balta in the first quarter of their cutthroat preliminary final at the Adelaide Oval.

Late in the first term, as Balta put on a shepphard for teammate Dylan Grimes, Ladhams threw a fist into the lower stomach of Balta, which left him bent over for a few moments before recovering himself.

Ladhams was reported immediately for the hit and Balta was awarded a free kick.

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Preliminary Final

Ladhams with some elite playing on the edge

— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) October 16, 2020

What was Ladhams thinking?

— Daniel Cherny
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