MRO – Round 2

Written by Chaos Theory on March 26 2023


Nathan Broad has been sent straight to the Tribunal for his sling tackle on Adelaide’s Patrick Parnell and is facing at least three weeks on the sidelines.

Broad’s tackle on Parnell was judged to be careless, high contact and severe impact, meaning he has been sent straight to the Tribunal


Ryan Burton sling tackle on Collingwood’s Jamie Elliott resulted in 2 week suspension.

Burton’s tackle on Elliott at the MCG was also ruled careless and high contact, but the lesser high impact grading sees him cop a two-week ban.

Jy Simpkin has copped a week for a strike on Fremantle’s Caleb Serong.

Simpkin was judged to have struck Serong in the second quarter of North’s win over Fremantle, with the action classified as intentional, high contact and low impact.


Tom De Koning kneeing Rhys Stanley Careless contact, medium impact and body impact. $3000 sanction with $2000 early plea.


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4 thoughts on “MRO – Round 2”

  1. Sunday round 2 update:

    Charlie Ballard (Gold Coast) found guilty of striking Matt Guelfi in the third quarter.

    Intentional conduct, Low impact and high contact.

    One week suspension.


      1. Charlie Ballard : Cleared.
        “We accept Mr Ballard’s straightforward evidence that he intended to fend off Guelfi and did not intend to strike him,”

        “We find the strike to the head was careless, but not intentional.”


  2. Nathan Broad has been suspended for four matches.

    Match Review Officer Michael Christian charged Broad with rough conduct for the tackle, which was graded as careless conduct, severe impact with high contact.



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