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Match Review Panel full statement: round 11

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in Round 11 of the 2016 Toyota AFL premiership season. The following charges were laid:

Jonathon Ceglar, Hawthorn, has been charged with striking Jesse Hogan, Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between Hawthorn and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Saturday June 4, 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.

Nathan Jones, Melbourne, has been charged with a third offence for wrestling Liam Shiels, Hawthorn, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between Hawthorn and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Saturday June 4, 2016.

In summary, his $4000 sanction can be reduced to a $2500 sanction with an early guilty plea.

A third offence for wrestling was classified as a $4000 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $2500 sanction.

Dayne Zorko, Brisbane, has been charged with striking Dale Thomas, Carlton, at the end of the first quarter of the Round 11 match between Carlton and the Brisbane Lions, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 4, 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 Carlton Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional contact 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. 

Levi Casboult, Carlton, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Mitch Robinson, Brisbane, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between Carlton and the Brisbane Lions, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 4, 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 Brisbane Lions Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional contact 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.

Tom Hawkins, Geelong, has been charged with striking Phil Davis, GWS Giants, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between Geelong and GWS Giants, played at Simonds Stadium on Saturday June 4, 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 GWS Giants 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.

Tom Lynch, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with striking Jeremy Laidler, Sydney, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Sydney Swans, played at the Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2016. 

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

Based on the Match Day Report, available video evidence and a medical report from the Sydney Swans Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional contact with low impact to the body. 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.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Essendon, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Chris Mayne, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between Fremantle and Essendon, played at Domain Stadium on Saturday June 4, 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

Other incidents assessed:

The match day report laid against Melbourne’s Bernie Vince for striking Hawthorn’s Isaac Smith 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 that contact was made with an open hand and was insufficient force to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Richmond’s Alex Rance and North Melbourne’s Jarrad Waite from the second quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. The panel said Waite took possession and was immediately tackled by Rance. Rance rotated and took Waite to the ground with one arm pinned. It is the view of the panel that the tackle was unreasonable in the circumstances and should have seen a free kick paid to the North Melbourne player. While the action constituted a free kick, the panel said high contact for Waite was caused by his head landing on the football, which was outside Rance’s control. It was the view then a report should not be laid and no further action was taken.

Contact between West Coast Eagles’ Shannon Hurn and Jordan Roughead from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said Roughead took possession and was immediately tackled by West Coast’s Scott Lycett. As Roughead was being tackled, he fell and made contact with Hurn. Hurn turned side- on and braced for the approaching contact. It was the view of the panel that the high contact to Roughead was caused by circumstances outside the control of player Hurn, as he did not have a bumping action. No further action was taken.