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Match review statement: round three

The AFL advises the Match Review of the remaining Saturday/Sunday games from Round Three match has been completed. 12 charges have been laid with one other matter that required explanation.

Charges Laid:
Tom Jonas, Port Adelaide, has been charged with misconduct against Josh Walker, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday April 7, 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 Brisbane Lions Football Club, the incident was assessed as misconduct. The incident was classified as a $2500 sanction. The player can accept a $1500 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Sam Frost, Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Jed Anderson, North Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Melbourne and North Melbourne, played at the MCG on Saturday April 7, 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 North Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Scott Thompson, North Melbourne, has been charged with striking Jesse Hogan, Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between North Melbourne and Melbourne, played at the MCG on Saturday April 7, 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 Melbourne Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Mitch Crowden, Fremantle, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Aaron Hall, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Fremantle and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Optus Stadium on Saturday April 7, 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 Gold Coast Suns 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.

Bailey Banfield, Fremantle, has been charged with making contact with an injured player in Aaron Hall, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Fremantle and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Optus Stadium on Saturday April 7, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction. The player can accept a $1000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Aaron Sandilands, Fremantle, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Jarryd Lyons, Gold Coast Suns, during the third quarter of the Round Three match between Fremantle and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Optus Stadium on Saturday April 7, 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 Gold Coast Suns Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Dylan Grimes, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Sunday April 8, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Cyril Rioli, Hawthorn, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Hawthorn and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday April 8, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.

Nick Vlastuin, Richmond, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Luke Breust, Hawthorn, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Sunday April 8, 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 careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Alex Rance, Richmond, has been charged with striking Luke Breust, Hawthorn, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Sunday April 8, 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 careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Zaine Cordy, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with striking Cale Hooker, Essendon, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between the Western Bulldogs and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 8, 2018.

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

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Essendon 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.

Conor McKenna, Essendon, has been charged with serious misconduct against Tory Dickson, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Two match between Essendon and the Western Bulldogs, played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 8, 2018.

In summary, the matter has been referred directly to the Tribunal for its determination and he cannot accept an early plea in this matter.

Based on the available video evidence and an investigation from the AFL, the incident was classified as serious misconduct. Under the Tribunal guidelines, serious misconduct is referred directly to the Tribunal and there is not the opportunity for an early plea to be offered.

Incidents assessed:

The match day report laid against the GWS Giants’ Matt de Boer for engaging in rough conduct against the Sydney Swans’ Lewis Melican was assessed. The ball was kicked into the GWS Giants’ forward line, where Melican intercepted the ball to take a chest mark. As Melican was preparing to mark, de Boer comes from the opposite direction and jumped into the Sydney player. After speaking to the umpire who laid the match day report, receiving a medical report and watching all available footage, it was the view of the Match Review Officer there was insufficient high contact for a charge to be sustained. No further action was taken.

Friday night statement

The AFL advises the Match Review of last night’s round Three Collingwood v Carlton match has been completed. One charge has been laid with one other matter that required explanation.

Charges Laid:

Steele Sidebottom, Collingwood, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Zac Fisher, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Collingwood and Carlton, played at the MCG on Friday April 6, 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 Carlton Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction. The player can accept a $2000 sanction without appearing before the Tribunal. 

Incidents assessed:

Contact between Carlton’s Liam Jones and Collingwood’s Tom Phillips from the second quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. The ball had been kicked into Collingwood’s forward line and was loose with Phillips coming towards the contest to try and win possession. Phillips jumps into the air in a bid to take the ball and contact is made to his back by Jones, taking Phillips under the ball and he goes to ground. A free kick was paid at the time to the Collingwood player. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that the contact did not reach the threshold required for a report to be laid and the matter had been handled by the umpire on the field.