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AFL Match Review Panel - Round Three

April 7, 2014 5:01 PM

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches from Round Three of the 2014 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:

Charges Laid:

Jack Riewoldt, Richmond, has been charged with a Level One tripping offence (80 demerit points, reprimand) for tripping Tom Liberatore, Western Bulldogs, during the third quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One Offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.

Matt Thomas, Richmond, has been charged with a Level One Engaging in Rough Conduct Offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for engaging in rough conduct against Ryan Griffen, Western Bulldogs, during the third quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One Offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Josh Jenkins, Adelaide, has been charged with a First Offence for Making Negligent Contact with an Umpire ($1200 sanction) for making negligent contact with umpire Brendan Hosking during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Adelaide and the Sydney Swans, at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 5, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Brandon Matera, Gold Coast, has been charged with a Level Two Engaging in Rough Conduct Offence (225 demerit points, two-match sanction), for engaging in rough conduct against Jed Adcock, Brisbane, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane, at Metricon Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two Offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

Steven May, Gold Coast, has been charged with a Level One Engaging in Rough Conduct Offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for engaging in rough conduct against Dayne Zorko, Brisbane, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast SUNs and Brisbane, at Metricon Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

In summary, due to his previous poor record, his one-match sanction must remain at one-match, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One Offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has a bad record of 64.06 demerit points carried over within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 189.06 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 141.80 points and a one-match sanction.

Daniel Merrett, Brisbane, has been charged with a Level Four Striking Offence (325 demerit points, three-match sanction) for striking David Swallow, Gold Coast, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Brisbane and the Gold Coast SUNS, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast SUNS Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of seven activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Four offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has a bad record of 46.56 demerit points carried over within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 371.56 points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 278.67 points and a two-match sanction.

Taylor Adams, Collingwood, has been charged with a Level One Engaging in Rough Conduct Offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for engaging in rough conduct against Joel Selwood, Geelong, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Collingwood and Geelong, played at the MCG on Saturday April 5, 2014.

In summary, due to his previous poor record, his one-match sanction must remain at one-match, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Geelong Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One Offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has a bad record of 68.75 demerit points carried over within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 193.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 145.31 points and a one-match sanction.

Luke Shuey, West Coast Eagles, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence (225 demerit points, two-match sanction) for striking Tom Curren, St Kilda, during the third quarter of the Round Three match between West Coast and St Kilda, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday April 5, 2014.

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

Based on the MRP investigation, the video evidence available and a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a Level Three Offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of three matches suspended within the last two years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 247.5 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 185.63 points and a one-match sanction.

Devon Smith, Greater Western Sydney, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for striking Bernie Vince, Melbourne, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Greater Western Sydney and Melbourne, played at Spotless Stadium on Sunday April 6, 2014.

In summary, due to his previous poor record, his one-match sanction must remain at one match, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two Offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of 68.75 demerit points carried over within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 193.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 145.31 points and a one-match sanction.

Bernie Vince, Melbourne, has been charged with a First Offence for Making Reckless Contact with an Umpire ($2600 sanction) for making reckless contact with umpire Ben Ryan during the third quarter of the Round Three match between Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney, at Spotless Stadium on Sunday April 6, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1950 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for making reckless contact with an umpire is a $2600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1950 sanction.

Matthew Lobbe, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a First Offence for Making Negligent Contact with an Umpire ($1200 sanction) for making negligent contact with umpire Jason Armstrong during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Port Adelaide and North Melbourne, at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 6, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed:

The match day report against Sydney’s Jarrad McVeigh for rough conduct against Adelaide’s Matthew Jaensch in the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball is handballed towards Jaensch who fumbles to collect the ball, McVeigh makes high contact with Jaensch in an attempted bump. After viewing all the available footage, speaking with the umpire who laid the report and receiving a medical report from the Adelaide Football Club, it was the view of the panel that the force used by McVeigh was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Fremantle’s Jack Hannath and Hawthorn’s Matthew Spangher from the first quarter of Friday’s game was assessed. The ball is kicked into the Fremantle forward line where Spangher attempts to mark the ball. Hannath attempts to spoil the mark and makes high contact with Spangher. A free kick was paid at the time and it was the view of the panel that the forced used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Western Bulldogs’ Liam Jones and Richmond’s Daniel Jackson from the third quarter of Saturday’s game was assessed. The ball is loose on the ground and Jones is running to the contest. As Jones bends down to attempt to gain possession, the ball is kicked away from the contest and Jackson, attempting to collect the ball, moves into the path of Jones who takes Jackson high. It was the view of the panel that Jones had no realistic alternative way to approach the football. No further action was taken.

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