MRP – Rd6

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 30 2018

The AFL advises the Match Review of the Saturday / Sunday matches in Round Six has been completed. A total of 16 charges have been laid with four other matters that required explanation.

Charges Laid:

Ben Ronke, Sydney Swans, has been charged with being the instigator of a melee at the end of the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats, played at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

The instigator of a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Zach Tuohy, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a second offence for being involved in a melee at the end of the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans, played at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Tom Stewart, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence for being involved in a melee at the end of the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans, played at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Kieren Jack, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a first offence for being involved in a melee at the end of the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats, played at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Steven Motlop, Port Adelaide, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Leigh Fisher during the first quarter of the Round Six match between Port Adelaide and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 28, 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.

Ben Cunnington, North Melbourne, has been charged with misconduct for causing careless contact with umpire Leigh Fisher during the first quarter of the Round Six match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 28, 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.

Todd Goldstein, North Melbourne, has been charged with misconduct against Ollie Wines, Port Adelaide, during the third quarter of the Round Six match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

Misconduct is fixed financial sanction of $2500. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Nick Robertson, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with striking Harry Himmelberg, GWS Giants, during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Brisbane Lions and the GWS Giants, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday April 28, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the GWS Giants Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

David Swallow, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Andre Gianfagna during the first quarter of the Round Six match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 28, 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.

Matt Crouch, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with misconduct for causing careless contact with umpire Andre Gianfagna during the first quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 28, 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.

Tom Lynch, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with misconduct against Mitch McGovern, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 28, 2018.

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

Misconduct is fixed financial sanction of $2500. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Matthew Leuenberger, Essendon, has been charged with striking Max Gawn, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Six match between Essendon and Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 29, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was assessed as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Bernie Vince, Melbourne, has been charged with striking Darcy Parish, Essendon, during the fourth quarter of the Round Six match between Melbourne and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 29, 2018.

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Essendon Football Club, the incident was assessed 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.

Dustin Martin, Richmond, has been charged with making careless contact with umpire Curtis Deboy during the first quarter of the Round Six match between Richmond and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Sunday April 29, 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.

Luke Shuey, West Coast, has been charged with kneeing Bailey Banfield, Fremantle, during the first quarter of the Round Six match between West Coast and Fremantle, played at Optus Stadium on Sunday April 29, 2018.

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report form the Fremantle Football Club, the incident was assessed 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.

Chris Masten, West Coast, has been charged with misconduct against Ed Langdon, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round Six match between West Coast and Fremantle, played at Optus Stadium on Sunday April 28, 2018.

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

Misconduct is fixed financial sanction of $2500. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Incidents assessed:

The match day report laid against the Geelong Cats’ Jordan Murdoch for engaging in rough conduct against the Sydney Swans’ Isaac Heeney from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball is smothered after a kick and is loose between the two players. Murdoch gets to the ball first and seeks to take possession as he turns side-on. Contact is made high to Heeney. After viewing all available footage and speaking to the umpire who laid the report, it was the view of the Match Review Officer that Murdoch was contesting the ball and had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.

The match day report laid against Port Adelaide’s Darcy Byrne-Jones for striking North Melbourne’s Jack Ziebell from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Ziebell has possession and is trying to avoid Byrne-Jones. As he turns back away from his opponent, his path is blocked by teammate Ben Brown and Ziebell attempts to handball the ball away. As he disposes of the ball, he begins to go to ground and high contact is made by Byrne-Jones. It was the view of the Match Review Officer the force used in the high contact was below that required for a charge to be laid.

Contact between the Sydney Swans’ Isaac Heeney and the Geelong Cats’ George Horlin-Smith from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball was thrown in at a boundary contest. Horlin-Smith takes possession of the ball at ground level with Heeney immediately tackling him from the opposite direction. Horlin-Smith has momentum with his movement and Heeney goes to ground under the Geelong player in the tackle. Horlin-Smith’s head makes contact with the ground as part of the tackle. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that Heeney’s actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances.

Contact between Richmond’s Trent Cotchin and Collingwood’s Jarryd Blair from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Cotchin takes Blair to ground in a tackle, and the Collingwood player is paid a free kick for holding the man, with advantage given to his team mate with the ball. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that the tackle was deemed as careless. However, the impact was below the forced required to constitute a reportable offence.

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  1. 4 separate charges with careless umpire contact. They were shockingly placed and ran in front of the ball in some of the matches I watched, maybe they need a refresher course.

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