Tigers skipper Cotchin fined for tripping

Trent Cotchin will captain Richmond in next Saturday's AFL grand final at the Gabba after he was fined for tripping Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett.

TRENT COTCHIN training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia.
TRENT COTCHIN training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: Scott Barbour Getty Images

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has been fined for tripping Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett in Friday night's gripping AFL preliminary final win.

Cotchin can accept a $500 fine with an early guilty plea.

As was expected, he is free to play in the grand final as the Tigers chase a third premiership in four years.

Power duo Peter Ladhams and Zak Butters were dealt financial penalties for indiscretions at Adelaide Oval.

Ladhams can accept a $1000 fine for striking Tigers defender Noah Balta.

Butters was charged with forceful front-on contact against Jack Riewoldt and can accept a $1500 fine.