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Match Review full statement: round 22

The AFL advises the Match Review of Saturday and Sunday’s Round 22 matches has been completed. Please find below the charges laid and also those matters that were explained in detail.

Charges Laid:
Steven Motlop, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in misconduct against Brayden Maynard, Collingwood, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between Collingwood and Port Adelaide, played at the MCG on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept $2,500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was assessed as misconduct. A third offence for misconduct is classified as a $4,000 sanction. The player is able to accept $2,500 sanction with an early plea.

Luke Parker, Sydney Swans, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Matthew Buntine, GWS Giants, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the GWS Giants Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early pea.

Luke Parker, Sydney Swans, has been charged with making careless contact to umpire Jacob Mollison during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence the incident was assessed as careless contact with an umpire. The incident was classified as a $1,500 sanction. The player is able to accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

Isaac Heeney, Sydney Swans, has been charged with engaging in misconduct against Rory Lobb, GWS Giants, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans, played at Spotless Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept $1,500 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the GWS Giants Football Club, the incident was assessed as misconduct. The incident was classified as a $2,500 sanction. The player is able to accept a $1,500 sanction with an early plea.

Sean Lemmens, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with striking Brandon Starcevich, Brisbane Lions, during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football club, the incident was assessed as careless contact with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Mitch Robinson, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with wrestling with Sean Lemmens during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary he can accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for wrestling is classified as a $1,500 sanction. The player is able to accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

Brayden Fiorini, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with making contact to injured player Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, played Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary he can accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football club, the incident was classified as unreasonable and unnecessary contact with an injured player. The incident was classified as a $1,500 sanction. The player is able to accept a $1,000 sanction with an early plea.

Luke Hodge, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against Alex Sexton, Gold Coast Suns, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions, played Metricon Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns Football club, the incident was assessed as careless contact with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Blake Hardwick, Hawthorn, has been charged with engaging in misconduct against Rowan Marshall, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between St Kilda and Hawthorn, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday August 18, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the St Kilda Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional contact with low impact to the body. A third offence for misconduct is classified as a $3,500. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Jed Lamb, Carlton, has been charged with striking Marcus Bontempelli, Western Bulldogs, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Carlton and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 19, 2018.

In summary he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional contact with low impact to the body. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Dale Thomas, Carlton, has been charged with engaging in misconduct with Brad Lynch, Western Bulldogs, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Carlton and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday August 19, 2018.

In summary he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as misconduct. A second offence of misconduct is classified as a $3,500 sanction. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Aaron Vandenberg, Melbourne, has been charged with striking Willie Rioli, West Coast Eagles, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between the West Coast Eagles and Melbourne, played at Optus Stadium on Sunday August 19, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the West Coast Eagles Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless contact with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player is able to accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Other matters assessed:
Contact between the GWS Giants’ Nick Haynes and the Sydney Swans’ Luke Parker was assessed. Following a marking contest, Parker ruffles the hair of Haynes who then makes contact with his forearm to Parker’s hip. A 50-metre penalty was paid at the time. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that there was insufficient force to classify a reportable offence, and the matter was dealt with on-field at the time by the officiating umpire. No further action was taken.

Contact between Melbourne’s Oscar McDonald and the West Coast Eagles’ Jack Darling was assessed. Darling takes possession of the ball and is tackled to the ground by McDonald. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that the tackle was not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Adelaide Crows’ Tom Doedee and North Melbourne’s Jed Anderson was assessed. As Doedee attempts to take possession of the ball Anderson elects to bump with contact made to Dodee’s shoulder. It was the view of the Match Review Officer Anderson’s bump was not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.