MRP – Rd15

Written by Schwarzwalder on July 2 2018

The AFL advises it has completed the Match Review of the Saturday / Sunday round 15 matches. Please find below the charges laid and also those matters that were explained in detail.

Charges Laid:

Chad Wingard, Port Adelaide, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Rob O’Gorman during the second quarter of the Round 15 match between Port Adelaide and Carlton, played at the MCG on Saturday June 30, 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.

Sam Powell-Pepper, Port Adelaide, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Rob O’Gorman during the second quarter of the Round 15 match between Port Adelaide and Carlton, played at the MCG on Saturday June 30, 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.

Jack Redden, West Coast, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Brett Rosebury during the first quarter of the Round 15 match between West Coast and the Adelaide Crows, played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday June 30, 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.

Taylor Walker, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with misconduct against Luke Shuey, West Coast, during the second quarter of the Round 15 match between the Adelaide Crows and West Coast, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday June 30, 2018.

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

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the West Coast 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.

Brayden Crossley, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Brayden Maynard, Collingwood, during the first quarter of the Round 15 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 30, 2018.

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

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood 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.

Jack Steele, St Kilda, has been charged with misconduct against Clayton Oliver, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round 15 match between St Kilda and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday July 1, 2018.

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

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the 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.

Other Incidents

Contact between Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver and St Kilda’s Daniel McKenzie from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. A free kick is paid to St Kilda when McKenzie picks up the ball and is confronted by Oliver, as play initially continues. Oliver tackles McKenzie to the ground in a careless tackle and a 50-metre penalty is paid to St Kilda, on top of the earlier free kick. It was the view of the match review officer that the contact in the tackle was below the force required for a charge to be laid. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein and Essendon’s Zach Merrett from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Goldstein contests the field bounce, with Merrett at the contest. Merrett seeks to gather the loose ball at ground level when Goldstein bumps the Essendon player. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Essendon Football Club, it was the view of the match review officer the force used was below that required for a charge to be laid. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein and Essendon’s Mark Baguley from the second quarter of  Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball is passed to Baguley, when Goldstein seeks to spoil the marking contest. It was the view of the match review officer that Goldstein made a legitimate attempt to spoil the ball. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Ben Cunnington and Essendon’s Jake Stringer from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball is passed to Stringer by team mate Shaun McKernan, and the Essendon player takes the mark. As Stringer completes the mark, Cunnington bumps the Essendon player and a 50-metre penalty was paid at the time. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Essendon Football Club, it was the view of the match review officer the impact was below the force required for a charge to be laid. No further action was taken.

Contact between Fremantle’s Michael Walters and the Brisbane Lions’ Rhys Mathieson from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Mathieson has the ball and is seeking to dispose of the ball as he is tackled. As Mathieson is being taken to the ground, Walters comes to the contest and makes high contact with the Brisbane player. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Brisbane Lions’ Football Club, it was the view of the match review officer the impact was below the force required for a charge to be laid. No further action was taken.

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