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Match review: JLT Community Series and AFLW

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review of Week One of the JLT Community Series and Round Four of the NAB AFLW has been completed. Michael Christian will be available to interested media this afternoon at AFL House at 3.30pm.

Charges Laid:

Clayton Oliver, Melbourne, has been charged with misconduct against Ben Jacobs, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of Saturday’s JLT match between Melbourne and North Melbourne, played at Hobart on Saturday February 24, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the North Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as misconduct. A first offence for misconduct draws a $2500 sanction at the discretion of the Match Review Officer. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Robbie Gray, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Jeremy McGovern, West Coast, during the first quarter of Sunday’s JLT match between Port Adelaide and West Coast, played at Leederville on Sunday February 25, 2018.

In summary, the offence is judged as a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the West Coast Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. Under changes made to the MRP for the AFL competition in 2018, the player can appear before the Tribunal to challenge the one-match sanction, at a cost of $10,000 to cover the hearing. The sanction cannot be increased if the player is unsuccessful at the Tribunal, but the Tribunal costs would not be returned if the hearing was unsuccessful.

Paddy Ryder, Port Adelaide, has been charged with striking Andrew Gaff, West Coast, during the first quarter of Sunday’s JLT match between Port Adelaide and West Coast, played at Leederville on Sunday February 25, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the West Coast Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. As low-level classifiable first offence, the incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $2000 sanction.

Lauren Tesoriero, Collingwood, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Bianca Jakobsson, Melbourne, during the second quarter of Saturday’s Round Four AFLW match between Collingwood and Melbourne played in Alice Springs on Saturday February 24, 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.