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Match Review Panel full statement: round four

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round four of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:
 
Charges Laid:
Marley Williams, Collingwood, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the second quarter of the Round Four match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday April 25, 2015.
 
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
 
A first offence for engaging in a melee is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Jack Frost, Collingwood, has been charged with charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the second quarter of the Round Four match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday April 25, 2015.
 
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
 
A first offence for engaging in a melee is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Jackson Ramsay, Collingwood, has been charged with charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the second quarter of the Round Four match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday April 25, 2015.
 
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
 
A first offence for engaging in a melee is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Joe Daniher, Essendon, has been charged with charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the second quarter of the Round Four match between Essendon and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Saturday April 25, 2015.
 
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
 
A first offence for engaging in a melee is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Matt de Boer, Fremantle, has been charged with striking Harry Cunningham, Sydney Swans, during the second quarter of the Round Four match between Fremantle and the Sydney Swans, played at Domain Stadium on Saturday April 25, 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 Sydney Swans Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The offence was classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Nic Naitanui, West Coast, has been charged with tripping Jack Redden, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between West Coast and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Sunday April 26, 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. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.
 
Other Matters Assessed:
Contact between the Gold Coast Suns' Dion Prestia and the GWS Giants' Rhys Palmer from the fourth quarter of Saturday's match was assessed. The ball was loose with Palmer and Prestia coming to the contest at a 90 degree angle to each other. The ball bounces towards Palmer, who attempts to take possession, while Prestia braces for contact. It was the view of the panel that Prestia was contesting the ball and had no realistic alternative option to contest the ball. No further action was taken.
 
Contact between the Brisbane Lions' Daniel Rich and West Coast's Elliott Yeo from the first quarter of Sunday's match was assessed. The ball was kicked into the West Coast forward line towards the leading Yeo. The ball bounced short of Yeo, who went to ground in a bid to win possession, with Rich coming in from the other direction to the contest. Rich made high contact to his West Coast opponent and a free kick was paid at the time for the infringement. It was the view of the panel that Rich was contesting the ball and had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.