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Match Review Panel full statement: round five

Rance on report Alex Rance is on report for this incident with Jack Watts

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed all matches played in round five of the 2016 Toyota AFL premiership season. The following charges were laid:

Levi Greenwood, Collingwood, has been charged with striking Brendon Goddard, Essendon, during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Essendon Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. 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.

Adam Treloar, Collingwood, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Levi Greenwood, Collingwood, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Collingwood and Essendon, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Brendon Goddard, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Essendon and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

David Zaharakis, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Essendon and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Conor McKenna, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Essendon and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Monday April 25, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Ben Cunnington, North Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the second quarter of the Round Five match between North Melbourne and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the body. 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.

Jasper Pittard, Port Adelaide, has been charged with being the instigator of a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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

A first offence for being the instigator of a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Hamish Hartlett, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Cam O’Shea, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Travis Boak, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jimmy Toumpas, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Rhys Stanley, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Nakia Cockatoo, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Josh Caddy, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Tom Ruggles, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Corey Enright, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Mark Blicavs, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between the Geelong Cats and Port Adelaide, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has been charged with striking Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats, during the second quarter of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Geelong Cats Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a two-match sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacts the penalty. An early plea enables the player to accept a one-match sanction. 

Robbie Gray, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Tom Ruggles, Geelong Cats, during the third quarter of the Round Five match between Port Adelaide and the Geelong Cats, played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Geelong Cats Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. This is a second classifiable offence for the player within a two-year period, and therefore was classified as a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Christian Salem, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday, April 24, 2016. 

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jack Viney, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Lynden Dunn, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jayden Hunt, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016. 

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jake Batchelor, Richmond, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016. 

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction. 

Ty Vickery, Richmond, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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

A second offence for being involved in a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Daniel Rioli, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016. 

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction. 

Jake Lloyd, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Kamydn McIntosh, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee at quarter time of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Nathan Jones, Melbourne, has been charged with a second offence for wrestling in wrestling Anthony Miles, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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

A second offence for wrestling is 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.

Tom Bugg, Melbourne, has been charged with making contact with an injured player (Jack Riewoldt) during the fourth quarter of the Round Five match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

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

A first offence for making contact with an injured player is 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.

Alex Rance, Richmond, has been charged with striking Jack Watts, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Five match between Richmond and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday April 24, 2016.

In summary, he can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with medium impact to the head. The incident was classified as a three-match sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacts the penalty. An early plea enables the player to accept a two-match sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between Port Adelaide’s Tom Jonas and the Geelong Cats’ Patrick Dangerfield from the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The panel said the ball was kicked out from the goal square to a pack situation, with the siren sounding while the ball was in flight. Jonas jumped into the air in an attempt to mark the ball and got both hands to the ball. While the Port Adelaide player made contact with his Geelong opponent while jumping into the pack, it was the view of the panel the player was making a legitimate attempt to mark the ball and the contact was not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Joel Selwood and Port Adelaide’s Jackson Trengove from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. After speaking to the umpire who was closest to the incident and viewing all available footage, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required for a report. No further action was taken.

Contact between Melbourne’s Jack Viney and Richmond’s Alex Rance from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that contact was made an open hand to the chest. After speaking to the umpire who was closest to the incident, the panel said the umpire’s view was that the action was a pushing motion with an open hand and not a strike. It was the view of the panel the force used was below that required for a report. No further action was taken.