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Full MRP statement: round 23

Dawes to miss round one next season Nathan Schmook and Matt Thompson review the round 23 MRP charges
The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in Round 23. The following charges were laid:

Charges laid:
Grant Birchall, Hawthorn, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Ben Ryan ($1200 sanction) during the third quarter of the round 23 match between Hawthorn and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Friday August 29, 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.

Jordie McKenzie, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Jordan Bannister ($1200 sanction) during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between Melbourne and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday August 30, 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.

Chris Dawes, Melbourne, has been charged with a level two striking offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for striking Andrew Swallow, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the round 23 match between Melbourne and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday August 30, 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 North Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). 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 from 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.

Rory Thompson, Gold Coast, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the second quarter of the round 23 match between the Gold Coast and West Coast, played at Metricon Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Luke Shuey, West Coast, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Nic Naitanui, West Coast, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Ben Rutten, Adelaide, has been charged with a level two striking offence (125 demerit points, one-match sanction) for striking Adam Schneider, St Kilda, during the first quarter of the Round 23 match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, due to his six-year good record, he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). 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 six-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Brad Crouch, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a first offence for wrestling ($1200 sanction) for wrestling Dylan Roberton, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round 23 match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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

A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Dylan Roberton, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for wrestling ($1200 sanction) for wrestling Brad Crouch, Adelaide Crows, during the fourth quarter of the Round 23 match between St Kilda and the Adelaide Crows, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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

A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Will Minson, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee ($2800 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

Liam Picken, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jason Johannisen, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Tom Young, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Robert Murphy, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jake Stringer, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jackson Macrae, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Daniel Giansiracusa, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Tom Liberatore, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Nathan Hrovat, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Koby Stevens, Western Bulldogs,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the Western Bulldogs and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Toby Greene, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Dylan Shiel, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Rhys Palmer, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Devon Smith, GWS Giants
, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Nathan Wilson, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Matt Buntine, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Lachie Plowman, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Will Hoskin-Elliott, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Shane Mumford, GWS Giants,
has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee ($1600 sanction) during the third quarter of the Round 23 match between the GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 31, 2014.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Other incidents assessed:
The match day report for West Coast's Josh Kennedy for striking the Gold Coast’s David Swallow was assessed. The panel said Swallow had taken possession of the ball with Kennedy coming towards him from the opposite direction. As Kennedy approached the Suns’ player, Swallow seeks to go to his left and Kennedy has his arms oustretched in a smother or tackling position, when high contact is made. It was the view of the panel that Kennedy’s actions were not a striking action. No further action was taken.

Contact between Collingwood’s Heritier Lumumba and Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis from the second quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. The ball is loose with Lewis and Lumumba coming to the contest from opposite directions. Lewis attempts to soccer the ball and lowers his body and starts to go to ground, while Lumumba braces for contact. It was the view of the panel that the contact between Lumumba and Lewis was caused by circumstances outside the control of player Lumumba and no further action was taken.

Contact between Carlton’s Brock McLean and Essendon’s Brendon Goddard from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was reviewed. After viewing all available vision and receiving a medical report from the Essendon Football Club, it was the view of the panel there was no forceful high contact made. No further action was taken.

Contact between Melbourne’s Chris Dawes and North Melbourne’s Scott Thompson from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. It was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.