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Match review statement: AFLW, JLT week two

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review of Round Five of the NAB AFLW and the remaining matches of Week Two of the JLT Community Series has been completed. The following charges have been laid.

Charges Laid:

Deni Varnhagen, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with making forceful contact from front-on against Sarah Hosking, Carlton, during the first quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between the Adelaide Crows and Carlton, played at Norwood Oval on Saturday March 3, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Carlton Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a reprimand.

Eloise Jones, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Gabriella Pound, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between the Adelaide Crows and Carlton, played at Norwood Oval on Saturday March 3, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Carlton Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a reprimand.

Steph Chiocci, Collingwood, has been charged with marking forceful contact from front-on against Libby Birch, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, played at Moe on Sunday March 4, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with high impact to the head. The incident was classified as a three-match sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a two-match sanction.

Libby Birch, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with striking Mo Hope, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at Moe on Sunday March 4, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a reprimand.

Britt Bonnici, Collingwood, has been charged with misconduct against Emma Kearney, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, played at Moe on Sunday March 4, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. The player can accept a reprimand for a first offence of misconduct.

Emma Kearney, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with misconduct against Britt Bonnici, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW Match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at Moe on Sunday March 4, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was classified as misconduct. The player can accept a reprimand for a first offence of misconduct.

Kirsten McLeod, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with tripping Chloe Molloy, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round Five NAB AFLW match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at Moe on Sunday March 4, 2018.

In summary, she can accept a reprimand with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a reprimand with an early plea.


Other Incidents Assessed:
There were no incidents from the JLT Community Series involving Hawthorn /Western Bulldogs; Brisbane Lions/Sydney Swans and Gold Coast Suns/Geelong Cats that required any detailed assessment.