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MRP full statement: round one, part one

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the first eight matches played in round one of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:

Charges Laid:

Brett Deledio, Richmond, has been charged with Engaging in Rough Conduct against Simon White, Carlton, during the first quarter of the Round One match between Richmond and Carlton, played at the MCG on Thursday April 2, 2015.

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 Carlton Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with medium impact to the head. The offence was classified as a two-week sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a one-match sanction. 

Matt Shaw, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with Engaging in Rough Conduct against Dean Kent, Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round One match between the Gold Coast Suns and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Saturday April 4, 2015.

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 Melbourne Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with medium impact to the head. The offence was classified as a two-week sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a one-match sanction. 

Jamie Elliott, Collingwod, has been charged with tripping Lewis Taylor, Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the Round One match between Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday April 4, 2015.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the body. The offence was classified as a $1500 sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Zac Clarke, Fremantle, has been charged with tripping Jared Polec, Port Adelaide, during the second quarter of the Round One match between Fremantle and Port Adelaide, played at Domain Stadium on Sunday April 5, 2015. 

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the body. The offence was classified as a $1500 sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Tom Jonas, Port Adelaide, has been charged with striking Chris Mayne, Fremantle, during the third quarter of the Round One match between Port Adelaide and Fremantle, played at Domain Stadium on Sunday April 5, 2015. 

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. The offence was classified as a $1500 sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Brad Ebert, Port Adelaide, has been charged with tripping Cameron Sutcliffe, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round One match between Port Adelaide and Fremantle, played at Domain Stadium on Sunday April 5, 2015.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Fremantle Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. The offence was classified as a $1500 sanction under the table of penalties. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between the GWS Giants’ Tomas Bugg and St Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel reviewed all available vision, including a reverse angle shot down the ground of the piece of play in question. The ball was close to the boundary line with St Kilda’s Ahmed Saad under pressure from an opponent. Saad, who was being tackled, handballed the ball back towards teammates Josh Bruce and Riewoldt. Bruce took possession of the ball while Riewoldt stepped back into the path of the oncoming Bugg. Bugg made contact to the back of Riewoldt front-on, and not with a bumping action. It was the view of the panel that while Riewoldt would have earned a free kick for in-the-back if the contact was seen by the umpire at the time, Bugg’s actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances in terms of a reportable offence. No further action was taken.