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Match Review Panel full statement: round 10

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in round 10 of the 2016 Toyota AFL premiership season. The following charges were laid:

Charges Laid:

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has been charged with making unreasonable and unnecessary contact to the face of Max Gawn, Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 10 match between Port Adelaide and Melbourne, played at Traeger Park on Saturday May 28, 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 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 record which impacts the penalty. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Jack Viney, Melbourne, has been charged with striking Brad Ebert, Port Adelaide, during the first quarter of the Round 10 match between Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at Traeger Park on Saturday May 28, 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 Port Adelaide 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.

Adam Tomlinson, GWS Giants, has been charged with striking Tom Lynch, Adelaide Crows, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between the GWS Giants and the Adelaide Crows, played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday May 28, 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 Adelaide Crows 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.

Jake Stringer, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a third offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 10 match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Sunday May 29, 2016.

In summary, he can accept a $2500 sanction with an early plea.

A third offence for being involved in a melee is a $4000 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $2500 sanction.

Tom Liberatore, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a second offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 10 match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Sunday May 29, 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.

Alan Toovey, Collingwood, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 10 match between Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Sunday May 29, 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. 

Other Incidents Assessed:
Contact between the Brisbane Lions’ Trent West and Hawthorn’s Will Langford from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Langford took possession of the ball and was tackled by West, who takes the Hawthorn to player to the ground over the boundary line. West turns Langford in the tackle but took him to the ground in one continuous motion. It was the view of the panel that West did not sling or drive Langford into the ground with excessive force and the tackle was not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken. 

Contact between Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis and the Brisbane Lions’ Nick Robertson from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. It was the view of the panel there was no significant high contact made. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Steven Motlop and Carlton’s Zach Tuohy from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. After viewing all available vision, including down the ground non-broadcast vision, it was the view of the panel there was no forceful contact made to the groin area. No further action was taken.