MRP – Rd16

Written by Schwarzwalder on July 9 2018

The AFL advises it has completed the Match Review of the Saturday / Sunday round 16 matches.

Please find below the charges laid and also those matters that were explained in detail.

Charges Laid:
Rhys Mathieson, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Matt Nicholls during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between the Brisbane Lions and Carlton, played at the Gabba on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

Making careless contact with an umpire is a fixed financial sanction of $1500.

The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eyes of Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between the Brisbane Lions and Carlton, played at the Gabba on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Carlton Football Club, the incident was classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

The incident was assessed as a $3000 sanction.

The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Brad Ebert, Port Adelaide, has been charged with misconduct against Luke Dunstan, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct.

A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction.

The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Lindsay Thomas, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Logan Austin, St Kilda, during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, the incident was classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

The incident was assessed as a $3000 sanction.

The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Jade Gresham, St Kilda, has been charged with a second offence of making careless contact with an umpire for making careless contact with umpire Leigh Fisher during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

A second offence for making careless contact with an umpire is a fixed financial sanction of $2500.

The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Blake Hardwick, Hawthorn, has been charged with misconduct against Patrick Lipinski, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of the Round 16 match between Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct.

A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction.

The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Jesse Hogan, Melbourne, has been charged with misconduct against Lachie Neale, Fremantle, during the first quarter of the Round 16 match between Melbourne and Fremantle, played at TIO Stadium on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Jordan Lewis, Melbourne, has been charged with striking Michael Walters, Fremantle, during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Melbourne and Fremantle, played at TIO Stadium on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, the incident was classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body.

The incident was assessed as a $3000 sanction.

The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Nathan Jones, Melbourne, has been charged with a second offence for misconduct for misconduct against Lachie Neale, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Melbourne and Fremantle, played at TIO Stadium on Saturday July 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. A second offence for misconduct draws a $3500 sanction.

The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Alex Sexton, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with misconduct against Shaun Higgins, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 16 match between the Gold Coast Suns and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday July 8, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the North Melbourne Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction.

The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Steven May, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with striking Shaun Higgins, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between the Gold Coast Suns and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday July 8, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, the incident was classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body.

The incident was assessed as a $3000 sanction.

The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Ben Cunnington, North Melbourne, has been charged with a second offence of making careless contact with an umpire for making careless contact with umpire Curtis DeBoy during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between North Melbourne and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday July 8, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

A second offence for making careless contact with an umpire is a fixed financial sanction of $2500.

The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Other Incidents
The match day report laid against the Brisbane Lions’ Oscar McInerney for striking Carlton’s Matthew Kennedy was assessed. After viewing all available footage and speaking to the umpire who laid the report, it was the view of the Match Review Officer that the contact was a pushing motion, with insufficient force to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Essendon’s Devon Smith and Collingwood’s Jack Crisp from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Smith tackles Crisp and takes him to ground in a dangerous tackle, with a free kick paid to the Collingwood player. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that the impact was below the force required for a charge to be laid, and that the situation was dealt with at the time on the field with a free kick paid for the tackle. No further action was taken.

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