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Match Review Officer's full statement: round 17

The Match Review Officer has revealed his findings for round 17 - Tribunal,AFL,Tag-AFL HQ
The Match Review Officer has revealed his findings for round 17

The AFL advises the Match Review of the remaining games from Saturday and Sunday of Round 17 have now been completed. The following charges have been laid with one other incident requiring detailed explanation.

Charges Laid:
Jordan Dawson, Sydney Swans, has been charged with engaging in Rough Conduct against Paddy Dow, Carlton, during the first quarter of the Round 17 match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, played at the SCG on Saturday July 13.
 
In summary he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Zak Jones, Sydney Swans, has been charged with Striking (Fixed Financial Sanction) Darcy Lang, Carlton, during the first quarter of the Round 17 match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, played at the SCG on Saturday July 13.
 
In summary he can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.
 
Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Striking (Fixed Financial Sanction). The incident was classified as a $2500 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea.

Kayne Turner, North Melbourne, has been charged with Striking Dylan Shiel, Essendon, during the second quarter of the Round 17 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Marvel Stadium on Saturday July 13.
 
In summary he can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a $5000 sanction as a second offence. The player can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.
 
Anthony Miles, Gold Coast SUNS, has been charged with engaging in Rough Conduct against Riley Knight, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the Round 17 match between the Gold Coast SUNS and Adelaide Crows, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday July 13.
 
In summary he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Cam Sutcliffe, Port Adelaide, has been charged with Striking Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round 17 match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday July 14.
 
In summary he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Intentional Conduct with Low Impact and Body Contact. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Dougal Howard, Port Adelaide, has been charged with engaging in Rough Conduct against Lachie Neale, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round 17 match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday July 14.

In summary he can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a $5000 sanction as a second offence. The player can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.

Josh Walker, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with engaging in Rough Conduct against Travis Boak, Port Adelaide, during the third quarter of the Round 17 match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at Adelaide Oval on Sunday July 14.

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

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.
 
Incidents assessed:
Contact between North Melbourne's Ben Cunnington and Essendon's Zachary Merrett from the second quarter of Saturday's match was assessed. The ball is loose on the wing. Merrett takes possession of the ball and is met by Cunnington. Cunnington swings his arm towards his opponent and makes contact with the ball. It was the view of the MRO that Cunnington's actions did not constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

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