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Match review full statement: round four

The AFL advises the Match Review of the remaining matches from Round Four has been completed. Six charges have been laid with one other matter that required explanation.

Charges Laid:

Jack Graham, Richmond, has been charged with striking Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between Richmond and the Brisbane Lions, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 2018. 

In summary, he can accept a one-match 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 intentional conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. The player can accept a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal. 

Kayden McIntosh, Richmond, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Allen Christensen, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between Richmond and the Brisbane Lions, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 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 Brisbane Lions 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. 

Dan Hannebery, Sydney Swans, has been charged with the being the instigator of a melee at the start of the Round Four match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea. 

A first offence for being the instigator of a melee is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Lachlan Hunter, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Tom Papley, Sydney Swans, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2018. 

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea. 

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Sydney Swans 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 a one-match sanction without appearing before the Tribunal.

Sam Petrevski-Seton, Carlton, has been charged with engaging in misconduct against Jed Anderson, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between Carlton and North Melbourne, played at Blundstone Arena on Saturday April 14, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for misconduct is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction.

Sam Frost, Melbourne, has been charged with engaging in misconduct against Isaac Smith, Hawthorn, during the third quarter of the Round Four match between Melbourne and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Sunday April 15, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea. 

A first offence for misconduct is a $2500 sanction. An early plea enables the player to accept a $1500 sanction. 

Incidents assessed:

Contact between West Coast’s Mark LeCras and the Gold Coast Suns’ Ben Ainsworth from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball was spoiled from a marking contest and then gathered loose by Ainsworth. As Ainsworth took possession of the ball, he was confronted by LeCras who bumped him. Contact was made between LeCras’ shoulder and Ainsworth’s chest with contact also occurring with an accidental clash of heads. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that LeCras’ conduct was not unreasonable in the circumstances and no further action was taken.