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Match Review Panel full statement: round 13

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed the matches played in Round 13 of the 2016 Toyota AFL premiership season. The following charges were laid:

Charges Laid:

Jack Ziebell, North Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between North Melbourne and Hawthorn, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 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.

Daniel Wells, North Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between North Melbourne and Hawthorn, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 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.

Paul Puopolo, Hawthorn, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between Hawthorn and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 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. 

Brad Hill, Hawthorn, has been charged with a first offence of being involved in a melee during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between Hawthorn and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 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.

Michael Firrito, North Melbourne, has been charged with wrestling Isaac Smith, Hawthorn, during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between North Melbourne and Hawthorn, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 2016.

In summary, his $1500 sanction can be reduced to a $1000 sanction with an early guilty plea. 

A first offence for wrestling 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.

Isaac Smith, Hawthorn, has been charged with wrestling Michael Firrito, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between North Melbourne and Hawthorn, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 2016. 

In summary, his $1500 sanction can be reduced to a $1000 sanction with an early guilty plea. 

A first offence for wrestling 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. 

Daniel Howe, Hawthorn, has been charged with striking Drew Petrie, North Melbourne, during the second quarter of the Round 13 match between Hawthorn and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday June 17, 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 North Melbourne 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.

Tom Rockliff, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with striking Matt Priddis, West Coast, during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between the Brisbane Lions and West Coast, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 18, 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 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.

Mark LeCras, West Coast, has been charged with striking Claye Beams, Brisbane Lions, during the second quarter of the Round 13 match between West Coast and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 18, 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 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. 

Bernie Vince, Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Luke Parker, Sydney Swans, during the fourth quarter of the Round 13 match between Melbourne and the Sydney Swans, played at the SCG on Sunday June 19, 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 Sydney Swans 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. 

Mark Jamar, Essendon, has been charged with abusive language towards an umpire during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between Essendon and the GWS Giants, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 19, 2016.

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

A first offence for abusive language is a $2500 sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacts the penalty. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction

Other incidents assessed
Contact between North Melbourne’s Jack Ziebell and Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell from the first quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. The panel said there was a quick kick from Hawthorn’s defensive area by Ben Stratton towards a group of players. Sam Mitchell prepared to mark the ball with Ziebell coming to the contest from the opposite direction. Mitchell took the mark and his opponent made contact to the front of the Hawthorn player. After viewing all available vision and receiving a medical report from the Hawthorn Football Club, it was the view of the panel that contact was primarily made to the upper chest area and there was no insufficient forceful high contact made to constitute a report. No further action was taken.