AFL Match Review Panel – Round 11 – Thomas in Trouble (video)

A few issues will be looked at on the weekend, but with the Pies playing the Dees on Queens Birthday Monday with players out/in doubt already (Beams injured and Swan/Jolly going to the US for rehab), Dale “Daisy” Thomas could be in trouble after throwing a forearm in a pack situation at the Saints Clinton Jones.

There was three match day reports, all from the West Coast vs Gold Coast game and two Rising Star prospects. David Swallow of the Suns was reported for rough conduct for a bump which is a really bad sign for him. Jack Darling, another popular pick, is also been reported for striking Campbell Brown. Lastly Scott Selwood also was reported for striking Gary Ablett. Full details and updates over the weekend below.

UPDATES

  • Monday 3:55pm: Updates coming in. 5 charges and 5 explanations according to Patrick Keane on twitter.
  • Monday 4:05pm: Swallow and Darling cleared but Thomas can accept 1 match. Full details soon!
  • Monday 4:40pm: Full details now available. Dale Thomas wouldn’t be risking a longer suspension to challenge, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes to the tribunal.
  • Monday 6pm: MRP video added
  • Tuesday 11am: As predicted here, Dale Thomas is going to contest his 1 week suspension. Contrary to SEN News at 9am this morning, he won’t face an extra week (unless the tribunal chooses to move up some of his points).
  • Tuesday 12:15pm: Details of accepted challenged below.
  • Tuesday 7:25pm: No surprise to anyone, the appeal was thrown out. But we did learn that Clinton Jones has Herpes!

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm. Tuesday June 7:

Dale Thomas, Collingwood, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Clint Jones, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 11 match between Collingwood and St Kilda, played at the MCG on Saturday June 4, 2011.

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 sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

 

Sanctions Accepted:

Scott Selwood, West Coast, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for striking Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Patersons Stadium on Sunday June 5, 2011.

Ben McGlynn, Sydney Swans, has accepted a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record for tripping Ash McGrath, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Jack Trengove, Melbourne, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the first quarter of the Round 11 match between Melbourne and Essendon, played at the MCG on Friday June 3, 2011.

Ryan Hargrave, Western Bulldogs, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for striking Steve Johnson, Geelong Cats, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats, played at Skilled Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2011.

 

Video of Incidents

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Charges Laid:

Jack Trengove, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the first quarter of the Round 11 match between Melbourne and Essendon, played at the MCG on Friday June 3, 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.

Ryan Hargrave, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Steve Johnson, Geelong Cats, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats, played at Skilled Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2011.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Geelong Cats, 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 five-year good record, which reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Ben McGlynn, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level One tripping offence against Ash McGrath, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between the Sydney Swans and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 4, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.

Dale Thomas, Collingwood, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Clint Jones, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 11 match between Collingwood and St Kilda, played at the MCG on Saturday June 4, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, 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 sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.

Scott Selwood, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Patersons Stadium on Sunday June 5, 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 Gold Coast Suns, 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.

Other Incidents Assessed:

The match day report against the Gold Coast Suns’ David Swallow for engaging in rough conduct against West Coast’s Scott Selwood was assessed. The panel said that after the ball was bounced at a field bounce, Swallow was coming in the opposition direction to player Selwood to contest the ball. Swallow had his hand out to try and take possession and it was the view of the panel that he made a legitimate attempt to win possession and the player had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.

The match day report against West Coast’s Jack Darling for striking the Gold Coast Suns’ Campbell Brown was assessed. Contact was made with an open hand and it was the view of the panel the force was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Harry Taylor and the Western Bulldogs’ Liam Picken from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Taylor had taken possession of the ball when Picken came in towards him to tackle. Taylor made high contact to his opponent as he tried to break clear with the ball and a free kick was paid against him. It was the view of the panel that his action was not a striking motion and no further action was taken.

Contact between the Adelaide Crows’ Richard Douglas and North Melbourne’s Jamie MacMillan from the first quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball was bouncing loose with players Douglas and MacMillan coming to the ball from opposite directions. Douglas had his hands down, ready in an attempt to win possession, and touched the ball with his left hand before contact was made to his opponent. It was the view of the panel that Douglas made a legitimate attempt to win possession, with the ball in dispute, and the player had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.

Contact between Carlton’s Chris Judd and an umpire from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The umpire had bounced the ball and was heading backwards when he deviated away on an angle, rather than move in a direct straight line. Player Judd held his position and it was the view of the panel that the change in path by the umpire had contributed to the contact. No further action was taken.

 

The following players were referred to the Match Review Panel from the weekend’s matches.

David Swallow, Gold Coast Suns, referred by umpire Dean Margetts for engaging in rough conduct against Scott Selwood, West Coast, during the first quarter of the Round 11 match between the Gold Coast Suns and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Jack Darling, West Coast, referred by umpire Stuart Wenn for striking Campbell Brown, Gold Coast Suns, during the third quarter of the Round 11 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Scott Selwood, West Coast, referred by umpire Adam Zanich for striking Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the fourth quarter of the Round 11 match between West Coast and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday June 4, 2011.

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