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Match Review Officer's full statement: round 18

The MRO has released the findings for all the R18 games - AFL,Tribunal,Tag-AFL HQ
The MRO has released the findings for all the R18 games

The AFL advises the Match Review of the remaining games from Saturday and Sunday of Round 18 have now been completed. The following charges have been laid with one other incident requiring detailed explanation.

Charges Laid:
Jack Silvagni, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence of making Careless Contact with an Umpire (Nick Foot) during the third quarter of the Round 18 match between Carlton and the Gold Coast SUNS, played at Marvel Stadium on Saturday July 20.
 
In summary, he can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.
 
Based on available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Contact with an Umpire. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea. 

Jeremy Finlayson, GWS GIANTS, has been charged with Misconduct against Flynn Appleby, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round 18 match between the GWS GIANTS and Collingwood, played at GIANTS Stadium on Saturday July 20.

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

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Misconduct. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

Harris Andrews, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with Striking Nick Larkey, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 18 match between the Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne, played at The Gabba on Saturday July 20.
 
In summary he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Intentional Conduct with Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. 

Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with Misconduct against Jy Simpkin, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round 18 match between the Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne, played at The Gabba on Saturday July 20.

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

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Misconduct. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea. 

Jy Simpkin, North Melbourne, has been charged with Misconduct against Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round 18 match between the Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne, played at The Gabba on Saturday July 20.

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

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Misconduct. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea. 

Incidents assessed:
Contact between West Coast Eagles' Tom Barrass and Melbourne’s Jack Viney from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. A loose ball is gathered by Barrass who releases a handball to a teammate. Immediately after disposing of the football Barrass is met by Viney and braces for contact. It was the view of the MRO that Barrass did not elect to bump Viney and his actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.