AFL match review officer Michael Christian verdicts for round 8.
Brad Close was charged with rough conduct against Jordan Dawson in the last quarter. Suspended for one game after being assessed as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
# Close has appealed.
Rory Laird was charged with rough conduct against Tanner Bruhn. He was fined $3000 but with an early plea reduce to $2000, after being assessed as careless conduct, low impact and high contact.
Jacob van Rooyen was charged with Striking with Charlie Ballard being assessed as careless conduct, high impact and high contact.
The grading resulted in a two-match ban that cannot be reduced with an early guilty plea.
# Jacob van Rooyen has appealed.
Tyler Brockman was charged with rough conduct against Brandon Walker. Suspended for one game after being assessed as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
Nic Newman was charged with striking Lachie Neale in the third quarter.
The Match Review Officer has assessed the incident as intentional, low impact and high contact, which leads to a one-match ban.
# Nic Newman has appealed.
Connor Rozie, Careless contact with an umpire in second quarter ( third offence) $4000 or with an early plea $2500.
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Tribunal Tuesday (AEST): Appeals
Geelong (Brad Close): 4pm
Melbourne (Jacob van Rooyen): 5:15pm
Carlton (Nic Newman): 6:30pm
Port Adelaide (Junior Rioli): TBC
Brad Close failed in his appeal against a charge of rough conduct for a dangerous tackle on Adelaide’s Jordan Dawson on Saturday.
He will miss this week.
Jacob van Rooyen will miss games two games after his appeal failed.
Melbourne say they will “consider all its options before accepting the AFL Tribunal’s decision”, opening the door for an appeal.
Melbourne will appeal the decision made by the AFL Tribunal, in relation to the sanction made against Jacob van Rooyen.
Carlton’s Nic Newman escape suspension after successfully winning his appeal.