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Match Review Panel full statement: round eight

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

Charges Laid:

Taylor Duryea, Hawthorn, has been charged with striking Hayden Ballantyne, Fremantle, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Hawthorn and Fremantle, played at Aurora Stadium on Saturday May 14, 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 Fremantle 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.

Matthew Boyd, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with striking Tomas Bugg, Melbourne, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday May 15, 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 Melbourne 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.

Jack Redpath, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with kneeing Ben Kennedy, Melbourne, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Sunday May 15, 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 Melbourne 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.

Neville Jetta, Melbourne, has been charged with striking Marcus Bontempelli, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Sunday May 15, 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 Western Bulldogs 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.

Cameron Pedersen, Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Fletcher Roberts, Western Bulldogs, during the third quarter of the Round Eight match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Sunday May 15, 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 Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was the second classifiable offence for the player and therefore was set as a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed:

The match day report laid against Melbourne’s Bernie Vince for engaging in rough conduct against the Western Bulldogs’ Mitch Wallis was assessed. After speaking to the umpire who laid the report on the day, and examining all available vision, it was the view of the panel contact was primarily made to the body and the shoulder and there was insufficient high contact made to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Port Adelaide’s Hamish Hartlett and Carlton’s Patrick Cripps from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said the ball was kicked long to a contest on the wing where a marking contest was set to take place. Hartlett and Cripps were behind the marking contest, attempting to make position. As Hartlett was seeking to maintain his balance, he made high contact with an open hand. It was the view of the panel the action was not a striking motion and no further action was required.