AFL Match Review Panel – Round 13 – Buddy Lance and his pointy Elbow! (video)

Round 13 of the 2011 season was one that saw the Hawks first play the Suns and give them a fair beat up. No injuries to speak of (that I am aware of apart from the 5 week to week). So all good for the Hawks right? Nope! The Hawks and their Coleman medal leader, Lance “Buddy” Franklin will be sweating on the match review panel after he was reported for raising his elbow against Maverick Weller. Here is the vision of the incident:

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So, there seems no damage was done to Weller but it did connect to him High meaning that, if the MRP see that there was enough force to constitute an offense, that it will come down to whether the MRP see it as Negligent, Reckless or Intentional act. If they see it as negligent, he will get 80pts initially. He has a 40% loading which would take it too 112 but come back to 84 with an early plea and mean he is free to play. If it is Reckless, it is 125pts to 175 and 131 if he takes an early plea. This, you would think, would allow for the Hawks to challenge at the tribunal. Lastly, if intentional, it would be 225 pts, with loading taking it too 315 and meaning it would come down too 236.

I have been thinking about the likely hood of these outcomes (hey, it was a better pursuit then watching my DreamTeam suck!) and I have broken them down like this:

  • Not enough impact: 5% (mainly based on the thought that the Hawks play Friday night and Seven could use a “Get out of Jail free” card to get him off)
  • Negligent: 20% Unlikely but still a chance
  • Reckless:  40% Most likely. Think the split decision, reflex type elbow lift means not intentional.
  • Intentional: 27% His elbow was raised and the MRP are looking to be seen as stricked after the Campbell Brown decision

Hang on you say, that is only 92% you say, Right? Well, there is a small chance, I am putting it at 8%, that the MRP change the report from Striking to Rough Conduct and that will change the penalties and make them worst for Buddy.

Enough of this issues. There will be some interest for the MRP in the Cats v Saints game from Saturday night where there were a couple of tackles that could be looked at as being dangerous. There was also some action between Kosi and another player that could come into question after that player (sorry, forget who it was) looked to make contact with Kosi downstairs, so to speak. Michael Hurley of Essendon could come under consideration after he contacted Michael Firrito. Swans pair Ryan O’Keefe (here is a link to the Game Analyser of the incident) and Shane Mumford (GA link of this one here) could also have cases to answer after their match with the Blues.

More details as the day/week go on.

UPDATES

  • Monday 5:30pm: Findings coming now. There will be 13 charges and 7 other things looked at. Stay tuned and hit Refresh!
  • Monday 5:38pm: Buddy offered 1 week. Must of been considered Reckless. Look for the Hawks to challenge this as they have little to lose!
  • Monday 5:39: Hardingham 1week. Jake “the Pushup” king 1 week. Stanton repremand. Ryan O’Keefe can accept a repremand for front on contact.
  • Monday 5:40pm: Kosi 2. Josh Hunt 1. Corey Reprimand. Scully and Malceski fine.
  • Monday 5:43pm: Stokes 1 week for low blow on Kosi. Mumford can take 2 weeks for sling tackle!
  • Monday 5:44pm: Goldstein and Petterd had match day reports thrown out and Sloane’s umpire bump okay as ump change directions.
  • Monday 5:47pm: Redden, Delaney and Rawlings also had incidents looked into but were fine.
  • Monday 5:49pm: Kosi cleared of a tackle on Ling.
  • Monday 6pm: Full details are in. Come back soon for Video!
  • Monday 6:45pm: Video of incidents are available below.

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Video of All Incidents

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Charges Laid

Lance Franklin, Hawthorn, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Maverick Weller, Gold Coast Suns, during the third quarter of the Round 13 match between Hawthorn and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Aurora Stadium on Saturday June 18, 2011.

In summary, due to a previous poor record, 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 Gold Coast Suns, 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 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of four matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 40 per cent to 175 demerit points. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 131.25 points and a one-match sanction.

Brent Stanton, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Nathan Grima, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round 13 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 18, 2011.

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

Based on the video evidence available, 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 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.

Kyle Hardingham, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Lindsay Thomas, North Melbourne, during the third quarter of the Round 13 match between Essendon and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday June 18, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from North Melbourne, 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 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

Jake King, Richmond, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Ash McGrath, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between Richmond and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Saturday June 18, 2011.

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

Based on the video evidence available, an investigation by the MRP and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions, 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 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing poor record of four matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 40 per cent to 175 demerit points. He also has 9.35 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 184.35 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 138.26 points and a one-match sanction.

Mathew Stokes, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Justin Koschitzke, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 13 match between the Geelong Cats and St Kilda, played at the MCG on Saturday June 18, 2011.

In summary, 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 groin 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 one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 247.50 points. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 185.63 points and a one-match sanction.

Justin Koschitzke, St Kilda, has been charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Mitch Duncan, Geelong Cats, during the second quarter of the Round 13 match between St Kilda and the Geelong Cats, played at the MCG on Saturday June 18, 2011.

In summary, due to a previous poor record, his two-game sanction must remain at two games, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Geelong Cats, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing poor record of five matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 50 per cent to 337.50 points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 253.13 points and a two-match sanction.

Josh Hunt, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Adam Schneider, St Kilda, during the second quarter of the Round 13 match between the Geelong Cats and St Kilda, played at the MCG on Saturday June 18, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means that his one-game sanction must remain at one game, even 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 an existing poor record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 137.50 points. He also has 68.75 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 206.25 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 154.69 points and a one-match sanction.

Joel Corey, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Jack Steven, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round 13 match between the Geelong Cats and St Kilda, played at the MCG on Saturday June 18, 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.

Tom Scully, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Matt Leppard) during the fourth quarter of the Round 13 match between Melbourne and Fremantle, played at the MCG on Sunday June 19, 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 O’Keefe, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the first quarter of the Round 13 match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 19, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, 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 Carlton, 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, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Nick Malceski, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Michael Jennings) during the fourth quarter of the Round 13 match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 19, 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.

Shane Mumford, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against David Ellard, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round 13 match between the Sydney Swans and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 19, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-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 390 demerit points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 292.50 points and a two-match sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed

The match day report against North Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein for striking Essendon’s Ben Howlett was assessed. The panel said the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

The match day report against Melbourne’s Ricky Petterd for striking Fremantle’s Ryan Crowley was assessed. The panel said the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Adelaide Crows’ Rory Sloane and a umpire from the first quarter of Friday’s game was assessed. The panel said the umpire changed direction as he moved backwards after a ball-up. It was the view of the panel that there was no negligence by player Sloane in regard to the contact that was made and no further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Luke Delaney and Essendon’s Heath Hocking from the second quarter of Saturday’s game was assessed. Hocking was towards goal with the ball and has a shot at goal as Delaney jumps in the air, in an attempt to smother the kick. It was the view of the panel that Delaney’s attempt to smother the ball was a realistic attempt to stop a goal and the high contact that was made was deemed to be accidental. No further action was taken.

An incident involving North Melbourne’s Brady Rawlings and Essendon’s Angus Monfries from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The panel reviewed the contact between the two players and determined that contact was made by Monfries to the arm and chest area of player Rawlings. Rawlings did not grab his head or claim that high contact was made at any time. As such, no further action was taken.

Contact between the Brisbane Lions’ Jack Redden and Richmond’s Shane Edwards from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Contact was made to the upper arm and chest area, while the force was deemed below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between St Kilda’s Justin Koschitzke and the Geelong Cats’ Cameron Ling from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Ling has the ball and is tackled by Koschitzke and taken to ground. As Ling is going to ground, he makes contact with the legs of St Kilda player Brendon Goddard. It was the view of the panel that the force used in the tackle was not excessive in the circumstances and Ling was not treated for any injury. No further action was taken.

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