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Match Review Panel full statement: Round 22

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round 22. The following charges were laid:

Charges laid:
Nathan Jones, Melbourne
, has been charged with a first offence for making reckless contact with umpire Matthew Leppard ($2600 sanction) during the third quarter of the round 22 match between Melbourne and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday August 25, 2014.

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

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

Other incidents assessed:

Contact between Carlton's Marc Murphy and Port Adelaide's Travis Boak from the first quarter of Friday's match was assessed. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required for a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Carlton's Bryce Gibbs and Port Adelaide's Robbie Gray from the second quarter of Friday's match was assessed. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required for a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong's Joel Selwood and Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead from the second quarter of Saturday's match was assessed. Selwood is tackled over the boundary line by Roughead. It was the view of the panel the force used in the high contact after the tackle was made was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.

Contact between the Sydney Swans' Lance Franklin and the Western Bulldogs' Jackson Macrae from the third quarter of Sunday's match was assessed. Macrae receives a handball from teammate Matthew Boyd and is preparing to kick as Franklin approaches him. Franklin comes to the contest with his arms out to tackle and makes high contact as Macrae disposes of the ball. It was the view of the panel that Franklin's actions were a legitimate attempt to tackle and were not a reportable action. No further action was taken.

Contact between Richmond's Nathan Gordon and St Kilda's Cam Shenton from the third quarter of Sunday's match was assessed. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required for a reportable offence. No further action was taken.