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Match Review Panel full statement: round 16

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round 16 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:

Charges laid:
Patrick Ambrose, Essendon, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Jamie Macmillan, North Melbourne, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 17, 2015.

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the North Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Michael Hibberd, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the half time break of the Round 16 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 17, 2015.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Michael Hurley, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the half-time break of the Round 16 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 17, 2015.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Shaun Atley, North Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the half time break of the Round 16 match between North Melbourne and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 17, 2015.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Taylor Garner, North Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the half time break of the Round 16 match between North Melbourne and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 17, 2015.

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

A first offence for being involved in a melee is a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Tom Lynch, Gold Coast, has been charged with charged with tripping Ryan Griffen, GWS, during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Gold Coast and GWS, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015.

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

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

Stephen Coniglio, GWS, has been charged with charged with engaging in rough conduct against Gary Ablett, Gold Coast, during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between GWS and Gold Coast, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015.

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

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

Ted Richards, Sydney Swans, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Sam Mitchell, Hawthorn during the first quarter of the Round 16 match between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn, played at ANZ Stadium on Saturday July 18, 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 Hawthorn 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-match sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a one-match sanction.

Luke Parker, Sydney Swans, has been charged with charged with engaging in rough conduct against Grant Birchall, Hawthorn, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn, played at ANZ Stadium on Saturday July 18, 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 Hawthorn Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the body. This offence was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Lewis Jetta, Sydney Swans, has been charged with charged with engaging in rough conduct against Luke Breust, Hawthorn, during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn, played at ANZ Stadium on Saturday July 18, 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 Hawthorn Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head. This offence was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Dylan Buckley, Carlton, has been charged with wrestling Hayden Ballantyne, Fremantle, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Carlton and Fremantle, played at Domain Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015.

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

A first offence for wrestling is a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Hayden Ballantyne, Fremantle, has been charged with wrestling Dylan Buckley, Carlton, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Fremantle and Carlton, played at Domain Stadium on Saturday July 18, 2015.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea, for a second offence of this kind.

A second offence for wrestling is a $2500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1500 sanction.

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has been charged with charged with striking Josh Jenkins, Port Adelaide, during the first quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday July 19, 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 Adelaide Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. This offence was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Josh Bruce, St Kilda, has been charged with charged with striking Dylan Grimes, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Richmond, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday July 19, 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 Richmond Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head. This offence was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Other matters assessed:
The match day report against Collingwood’s Jarrod Witts for tripping Matthew Priddis was assessed. After viewing all available vision, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.