Hodge straight to the tribunal. Lewis gets 2.
The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round five of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:
Alex Rance, Richmond, has been charged with misconduct for throwing the ball into the face of Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats, during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Richmond and the Geelong Cats, played at the MCG on Saturday May 2, 2015.
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for misconduct is classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
After receiving some feedback on last week’s post, a decision has been made to alter the format of these articles (Team of the Week). We believe it will encourage further reading and greater interaction. Shout out to Pogue Mahone for the suggestion. Players in italics were in both sides. Let’s kick things off with the conventional Team of the Week below:
Bachar Houli 165 (Rich), Adam Oxley 148 (Coll), Liam Picken 140 (Dogs)
Sean Dempster 134 (Saints), Harry Taylor 131 (Geel), Clancee Pearce 129 (Freo)
Scott Pendlebury 158 (Coll), Lachie Neale 145 (Freo), Daniel Hannebery 144 (Swans), Mitch Duncan 140 (Geel)
David Armitage 137 (Saints), Brad Ebert 136 (Port), David Mundy 133 (Freo), Scott Thompson 131 (Adel)
Stefan Martin 120 (Lions), Brodie Grundy 119 (Coll)
Christopher Mayne 155 (Freo), Harley Bennell 146 (Suns), Jack Gunston 135 (Haw)
Who have you got your eye on this week?
And who can’t you stand the sight of any more?
Let the world know how your round 5 was.
Who were your heroes and who stunk it up?
This is the game of the round, the classic Adelaide face off has graced us with its presence again and this will be a bruising contest. Interestingly, Adelaide comes away with the better record over the past five showdowns (3-2). It was Adelaide who also came away with victory in the last game, outlasting Port to win 99-76. The main reason for this was the mercurial Eddie Betts, who bagged four majors in the round 15 encounter last season.
This really is a must win game for both sides, so expect an enormous struggle from start to finish. This really is a game that could go either way. Will Port‘s speed across the ground overwhelm the Crows? Will Tex Walker get clean supply into the forward fifty? Will Ryder be too much for Jacobs at ground level? Lots of questions with no answers.