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MRP full statement: NAB Challenge week two

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in week two of the 2016 NAB Challenge. The following charges were laid:

Clayton Oliver, Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Aaron Young, Port Adelaide, during the fourth quarter of the Round Two NAB Challenge match between Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at Elizabeth on Saturday February 27, 2016.

In summary, his $1500 sanction can be reduced to a $1000 sanction with an early guilty plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Port Adelaide 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 record which impacts the penalty. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.