AFL Match Review Panel – Round 3 – How many for Brown?

We are going into Round 3 of the 2011 AFL Premiership Home and Away season and we are yet to see the Tribunal sit (from H&A games). Will this week be the week or will the Match Review panel be it again this week? We know that Campbell Brown has at least one case to answer, probably two and the second one is the one that could be something that if he gets weeks for, they will be likely to challenge (video of incidents available here). There was a bit of a dust up in the Saints v Bombers match that could see fines but apart from that, not sure too many other issues. There was one report in the games but it could be another quiet week. Follow the updates as the come out over the next few days.

UPDATES

  • Monday 11:30am – AFL have put out the weekends reports from in the games
  • Monday 11:39am – Normally the updates aren’t me, but just reading something on Twitter (about Matty Lloyd being a snipper) and it made me remember that Alywn Davey might have a case to answer for a late hit on a Saint with his arm guard. Might be nothing in it, but don’t be surprised to see it mentioned by the MRP
  • Monday 4pm: Being reported by MMM on  Twitter that it will be 5/4 with early plea for Campbell Brown:

    EXCLUSIVE: Campbell Brown receives 5 weeks reduced to 4 with a guilty plea for his hits on Ward and Hall.

  • Monday 5pm: Match Review Panel findings are in
  • Tuesday 11:50am : Ivan Maric is going to the tribunal and all the rest are taking their punishment!

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday April 12:

Ivan Maric, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a Level One offence for engaging in rough conduct against Michael Walters, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and Fremantle, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Sanctions Accepted:

Campbell Brown, Gold Coast Suns, has accepted a two-match sanction for striking Callan Ward, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

Campbell Brown, Gold Coast Suns, has accepted a two-match sanction for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Barry Hall, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

Jack Riewoldt, Richmond, has accepted a $900 sanction for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and Hawthorn, played at the MCGon Saturday April 9, 2011.

Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda, has accepted a $900 sanction for wrestling Cale Hooker, Essendon, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between St Kilda and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 10, 2011.

Cale Hooker, Essendon, has accepted a $900 sanction for wrestling Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Essendon and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 10, 2011.

Charges Laid:

Campbell Brown, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Callan Ward, Western Bulldogs, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means that his two game sanction must remain at two matches with an early plea, for this offence.

After considering the medical report lodged by the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 270 demerit points. He also has 2.50 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 272.50 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 204.38 points and a two-match sanction.

Campbell Brown, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with a Level Two bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Barry Hall, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means that his two game sanction must remain at two matches with an early plea, for this offence.

The incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 250 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 300 demerit points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 225 points and a two-match sanction.

Please note, for where a player has been charged with multiple offences during one match, under the Tribunal guidelines, the points for each offence where the player either accepts a penalty or is found guilty are added together to form a total amount. For each amount of 100 points in the total penalty, there must be one match served as a result. Please also note that carry-over demerit points can only be added to one offence, and were added to first offence in this case.

Ivan Maric, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a Level One offence for engaging in rough conduct against Michael Walters, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and Fremantle, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

In summary, his five-year good record means that he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.

The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Jack Riewoldt, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Richmond and Hawthorn, played at the MCGon Saturday April 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for making an obscene gesture is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for wrestling Cale Hooker, Essendon, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between St Kilda and Essendon, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Cale Hooker, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for wrestling Nick Riewoldt, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between Essendon and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday April 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between the Adelaide Crows’ Richard Tambling and Fremantle’s Aaron Sandilands from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Sandilands was in the process of marking the ball when Tambling attempted to spoil. It was the view of the panel that it was a legitimate attempt to spoil and the high contact was accidental. No further action was taken.

Contact between West Coast’s Matt Rosa and the Sydney Swans’ Rhyce Shaw from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Shaw handballed the ball as he was being tackled by West Coast player Brad Ebert. Rosa stands his ground as Shaw is pushed into him by the force of the tackle. It was the view of the panel that Rosa’s actions were not a bumping motion and contact was caused by circumstances outside Rosa’s control. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Brisbane Lions’ Ash McGrath and Melbourne’s Liam Jurrah from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Jurrah had taken possession of the ball near the boundary line and slipped over. McGrath slides in to tackle and the pair go over the boundary line. It was the view of the panel that McGrath was making an attempt to tackle, when high contact was made for a free kick. No further action was taken.

Potential contact between Port Adelaide’s Hamish Hartlett and umpire Sam Hay from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that behind the goals vision determined that the umpire falling over was not caused by any player contact. No further action was taken.

Contact between Essendon’s Alwyn Davey and St Kilda’s Leigh Montagna from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Montagna had taken possession of the ball and handballed. Just as he disposed of the ball, Davey jumped to bump the St Kilda player. Contact was made to Montagna’s left arm, which ricocheted upwards and hit him on the right side of the face, causing injury. Davey subsequently made minor contact to the left side of Montagna’s face. It was the view of the panel that no forceful high contact was made by Davey to Montagna. No further action was taken

 

The following players were referred to the Match Review Panel by umpire reports from the weekend’s matches:

Ivan Maric, Adelaide Crows, referred by umpire Dean Margetts for engaging in rough conduct against Michael Walters, Fremantle, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between the Adelaide Crows and Fremantle, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 9, 2011.

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