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Match Review Panel full statement: round 12

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:

Zac Clarke, Fremantle, has been charged with striking Nick Robertson, Brisbane Lions, during the second quarter of the Round 12 match between Fremantle and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 11, 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 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.

Scott Thompson, North Melbourne, has been charged with striking Shane Kersten, Geelong Cats, during the second quarter of the Round 12 match between North Melbourne and the Geelong Cats, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 11, 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 Geelong Cats 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.

Taylor Walker, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with striking Luke Shuey, West Coast, during the second quarter of the Round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and West Coast, played at Domain Stadium on Saturday June 11, 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 West Coast 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.

Levi Casboult, Carlton, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Shane Savage, St Kilda, during the first quarter of the Round 12 match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 12, 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 St Kilda Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was a second classifiable offence for the season and therefore classified as a $2500 sanction.. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction. 

Other incidents assessed

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Lincoln McCarthy and North Melbourne’s Andrew Swallow from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Swallow took possession of a ground ball and was immediately tackled by McCarthy. As Swallow was tackled, he sought to turn his body and get a handball away to a team mate. McCarthy took Swallow to the ground in one continuous motion and Swallow hit his head on the ground when landing. It was the view of the panel the tackle was not unreasonable in the circumstances and the accidental head contact to the ground was caused by circumstances outside the control of player McCarthy with his opponent turning his body. No further action was taken.

Contact between St Kilda’s Jimmy Webster and Carlton’s Patrick Cripps and Jed Lamb from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The Carlton players were preparing to mark as Webster came to the contest. Webster had his eyes on the ball at all times and the two Carlton players jump higher into the air for the mark. Webster mistimes his approach to the ball and makes body contact with both players when he arrives at the contest, and a free kick is pad for a push to the back. It was the view of the panel that Webster had his eyes on the ball at all times and the action was not reportable.

 

Contact between Melbourne’s Bernie Vince and Collingwood’s Ben Sinclair from the fourth quarter of Monday’s match was assessed. Sinclair took possession of the ball and was taken to ground in a tackle by Vince. A free kick was paid at the time for the tackle. It was the view of the panel there was insufficient forceful high contact with the ground for player Sinclair to constitute a report. No further action was taken.