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AFLW and AFLX Match Review, Round Three

Charges Laid:
Dayna Cox, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with striking Ellie Blackburn, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of Saturday’s Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs, played at Norwood Oval on Saturday February 17, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 body. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a one-match sanction.

Dayna Cox, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with striking Emma Kearney, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of Saturday’s Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs, played at Norwood Oval on Saturday February 17, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

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. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a two-match sanction.

Jenna McCormick, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with making forceful contact from front-on against Hannah Scott, Western Bulldogs, during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs, played at Norwood Oval on Saturday February 17, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 classified as a one-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a one-match sanction.

Katie Loynes, Carlton, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Arianna Clarke, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of Saturday’s Round Three match between Carlton and the Brisbane Lions, played at Ikon Park on Saturday February 17, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 one-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a one-match sanction.

Tayla Harris, Carlton, has been charged with striking Leah Kaslar, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of Saturday’s Round Three match between Carlton and the Brisbane Lions, played at Ikon Park on Saturday February 17, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 head. The incident was classified as a two-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a two-match sanction.

Sophie Casey, Collingwood, has been charged with striking Cora Staunton, GWS Giants, during the second quarter of Sunday’s Round Three match between Collingwood and the GWS Giants, played at Olympic Park on Sunday February 18, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the GWS Giants Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact to the head. The incident was classified as a two-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a two-match sanction.

Kara Donnellan, Fremantle, has been charged with striking Aliesha Newman, Melbourne, during the first quarter of Sunday’s Round Three match between Fremantle and Melbourne, played at Fremantle Oval on Sunday February 18, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 one-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a one-match sanction.

Ashlee Atkins, Fremantle, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Ashleigh Guest, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Round Three match between Fremantle and Melbourne, played at Fremantle Oval on Sunday February 18, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 one-match sanction. For the AFLW competition, the player can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Separate to changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal without a financial cost to the club, but would risk a one-match sanction.

AFLX
There were no incidents that required any assessment from the AFLX matches played over the weekend.

Other Incidents Assessed:
The match day report laid against Collingwood’s Brittany Bonnici for kneeing the GWS Giants’ Rebecca Beeson during the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. After viewing all available vision, it was Christian’s view that the contact was below the force required to constitute a report. No further action was taken.