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Match Review Panel statement: round 22

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round 22 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. The following charges were laid:

Charges Laid:

James Kelly, Geelong Cats, has been charged with striking Alex Fasolo, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between the Geelong Cats and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Friday August 28, 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 Collingwood 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.

Steve Johnson, Geelong Cats, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Nathan Brown, Collingwood, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between the Geelong Cats and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Friday August 28, 2015.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, it was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as careless conduct with low impact to the head. This was a second classifiable offence and therefore rated as $2500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1500 sanction.

Tom Bell, Carlton, has been charged with wrestling Adam Treloar, GWS Giants, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between Carlton and the GWS Giants, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for wrestling is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Adam Treloar, GWS Giants, has been charged with wrestling Tom Bell, Carlton, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between the GWS Giants and Carlton, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for wrestling is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Courtenay Dempsey, Essendon, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Brett Deledio, Richmond, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday August 29, 2015.

In summary, he has been referred directly to the Tribunal for its determination of the incident, and he cannot accept an early plea.

After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, the incident was classified as careless conduct with severe impact to the head. This offence was classified as a direct referral to the Tribunal. The player has no applicable record, but no early plea is available.

Harley Bennell, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Tom Lynch, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Henry Schade, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Charlie Dixon, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Clay Cameron, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Brandon Matera, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Sean Lemmens, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Jarrod Garlett, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Touk Miller, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction. 

Hamish Hartlett, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Cam O’Shea, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Matthew Lobbe, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Jarman Impey, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Jasper Pittard, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Tom Jonas, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Sam Gray, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in a melee at half time of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 29, 2015.

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

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Jack Viney, Melbourne, has been charged with wrestling Nick Suban, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Fremantle, played at Domain Stadium on Sunday August 30, 2015.

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

A first offence for wrestling is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Nick Suban, Fremantle, has been charged with wrestling Jack Viney, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Fremantle and Melbourne, played at Domain Stadium on Sunrday August 30, 2015.

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

A first offence for wrestling is classified as a $1500 sanction. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.

Other Matters Assessed:
Contact between North Melbourne’s Shaun Atley and the Western Bulldogs’ Lachlan Hunter from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report from the Western Bulldogs, the panel said it was their view that Atley’s action to lift Hunter during his tackle was careless, but there was not sufficient force to be able to sustain a report of rough conduct. A free kick was paid at the time by the umpire and the panel said there was no head contact to the ground for Hunter in the tackle. Further, there was not significant contact to the ground with Hunter’s body as the Bulldogs’ player was able to brace for the fall with his arm. As such, the panel felt a charge could not be sustained in this instance and no further action was taken.