AFL Match Review Panel – Round 6 – Nothing to Crow about

There were no reports on the weekend but there are quite a few incidents that will be looked at, not least of which out of the Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda match. Richard Tambling could come under investigation for elbow to the face of Adam Schneider. Saints defender Zac Dawson and Kurt Tippet could come under investigation for pre-game hits to Chris Knights and Sam Fisher respectively. Ex-Blue Sam Jacob could come under investigation for a bump to Jason Gram. There is some thought that Graham Johncock maybe looked at for his bumb on Nick Riewoldt that saw him leave the ground and not return. I think the latter is not likely, but this is the Match Review Panel.

Stay tuned for updates over the week as they come to hand.

UPDATE

  • Monday: Findings in and quite a few to report on! Tambling and Dawson the only ones stairing down the prospect of Suspension. Details below as well as a Video of all the incidents at the bottom of the page
  • Tuesday 11:45pm: Zac Dawson is taking the free hit challenge against his charge. All others accepted there punishments. Details below.
  • Tuesday 5:30pm: If you want to follow the live chat of the tribunal, you can do so on the AFL Website here.

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday May 3:

Zac Dawson, St Kilda, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Chris Knights, Adelaide Crows, during the first quarter of the Round Six match between St Kilda and the Adelaide Crows, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-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 150 demerit points and a one-match sanction.

Sanctions Accepted:

Luke Tapscott, Melbourne, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct against Mark Nicoski, West Coast, during the second quarter of the Round Six match between Melbourne and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Thursday April 28, 2011.
Richard Tambling, Adelaide Crows, has accepted a one-match sanction for striking Adam Schneider, St Kilda, during the first quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.
Sam Jacobs, Adelaide Crows, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct against Jason Gram, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.
Kurt Tippett, Adelaide Crows, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for striking Sam Fisher, St Kilda, during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.
Ryan Griffen, Western Bulldogs, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Michael Vozzo) during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Sunday May 1, 2011.

Charges Laid:

Luke Tapscott, Melbourne, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Mark Nicoski, West Coast, during the second quarter of the Round Six match between Melbourne and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Thursday April 28, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the West Coast Eagles, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). 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 no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

 

Zac Dawson, St Kilda, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Chris Knights, Adelaide Crows, during the first quarter of the Round Six match between St Kilda and the Adelaide Crows, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means that his one-match sanction must remain at one match, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-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 150 demerit points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 112.50 points and a one-match sanction.

Richard Tambling, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Adam Schneider, St Kilda, during the first quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.

In summary, his five-year good record means he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) 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 five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.

Sam Jacobs, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Jason Gram, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, 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 no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Kurt Tippett, Adelaide Crows, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Sam Fisher, St Kilda, during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 30, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Ryan Griffen, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Michael Vozzo) during the third quarter of the Round Six match between the Western Bulldogs and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Sunday May 1, 2011.

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

A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire 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’ Graham Johncock and St Kilda’s James Gwilt from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The panel said Gwilt was running forward with the ball and tries to evade Johncock, who was coming towards him. As the St Kilda player attempted to change direction, he slipped to the ground. Johncock, who had been preparing to tackle, made high contact to Gwilt. It was the view of the panel that Gwilt slipping was outside the control of Johncock and the contact was accidental. No further action was taken.

Contact between Richmond’s Alex Rance and the Brisbane Lions’ Andrew Raines from the fourth quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. It was the view of the panel that both players were contesting the ball. No further action was taken.

 

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Video of the incidents:

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