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Match review statement: Geelong v Hawthorn

The AFL advises the Match Review of yesterday’s Round Two Geelong Cats v Hawthorn match has been completed. Four charges have been laid with no other matters that required detailed explanation.

Charges Laid:
James Parsons, Geelong Cats, has been charged with striking Daniel Howe, Hawthorn, during the first quarter of the Round Two match between the Geelong Cats and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Monday April 2, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Hawthorn Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

James Sicily, Hawthorn, has been charged with kneeing Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats, during the fourth quarter of the Round Two match between Hawthorn and the Geelong Cats, played at the MCG on Monday April 2, 2018.

In summary, the incident was assessed as a one-match sanction and he can accept that penalty without appearing before the Tribunal.

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 head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. The player can accept one match without appearing before the Tribunal.

Kaiden Brand, Hawthorn, has been charged with misconduct against Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats, during the fourth quarter of the Round Two match between Hawthorn and the Geelong Cats, played at the MCG on Monday April 2, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 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 misconduct under the Tribunal guidelines. A first offence for misconduct is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Daniel Howe, Hawthorn, has been charged with misconduct against Joel Selwood, Geelong Cats, during the fourth quarter of the Round Two match between Hawthorn and the Geelong Cats, played at the MCG on Monday April 2, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 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 misconduct under the Tribunal guidelines. A first offence for misconduct is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Incidents assessed:
No other matters required detailed explanation.