AFL Match Review Panel – Round 15 – Knees down Nicky Riewoldt

Match Review Panel – Round 15, 2011

The golden boy, Nick Riewoldt, could be making an appearance in the the MRP Panel findings. He was caught kneeing Lachie Hansen in the Second Quarter of their game vs the Roos. It is unlikely that this will see St Nick miss a game but it could cause him a little embarrassment. The video of the action can be seen here:

This week will also see Quinten Lynch of the West Coast face the AFL tribunal. This charge was held off from last week. He was charged with rough Conduct against Marc Murphy. This was able to be held over as the Coasters had the bye.

Jack Trengove will also come under consideration for his sling tackle on Bulldog Callan Ward. There seemed to be no damage to Ward but Trengove could still be in trouble and face another game on the side lines.

UPDATES

  • Monday: No reports out of games but we wait on the video reports. Any issues that might be raised?
  • Monday 4:10pm: Looks like only MRP finding with be a reprimand for a rough Contact charge against Brent Moloney against Ryan Griffen
  • Monday 5pm: All the details of the Charges are in. As sort of expected, Nick got off due to lack of force. As a Hawks fan was happy Guerra got off, have to say I was a tad concerned. So I would expect only Lynch at the tribunal tomorrow night.
  • Tuesday 10:30am: As predicted, Lynch will be the only case after Moloney accepted his penalty.

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday July 5:

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, 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 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has an existing good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 243.75 demerit points and a two-match sanction.

Sanctions Accepted:

Brent Moloney, Melbourne, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct against Ryan Griffen, Western Bulldogs, during the third quarter of the Round 15 match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 1, 2011.

 

Charges Laid:

Brent Moloney, Melbourne, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Ryan Griffen, Western Bulldogs, during the third quarter of the Round 15 match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday July 1, 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 Western Bulldogs, 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.

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between Melbourne’s Jack Trengove and the Western Bulldogs’ Callan Ward from the third quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. Ward had taken possession of the ball when he was wrapped up in a tackle by Trengove. Trengove pivots and takes Ward to the ground. It was the view of the panel that while the action was a slinging motion, the impact on this occasion was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. The majority of the contact to the ground was to Ward’s shoulder and there was no significant impact on Ward’s head/ neck area. The Western Bulldogs’ player was immediately able to continue in the game when play proceeded. A medical report from the Western Bulldogs said Ward had sustained no injury and required no treatment after the incident. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Gold Coast Sun’ David Swallow and Fremantle’s Jon Griffin from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Griffin is trying to take possession of the ball as Swallow is coming from the opposite direction. Swallow holds his position and Griffin runs into the Gold Coast player, sustaining high contact. It was the view of the panel that Griffin’s momentum forward contributed to the high contact made, and a free kick was immediately paid by the umpire at the time. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Josh Hunt and Essendon’s Ben Howlett from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. While the action was a striking motion, on this occasion the impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Geelong Cats’ David Wojcinski and Essendon’s Mark McVeigh from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. McVeigh is on the ground and lunges to take possession when Wojcinski comes in to contest the ball. The majority of contact is made to McVeigh’s arm and it was the view of the panel that Wojcinski did not have a realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Adelaide Crows’ Brent Rielly and the Sydney Swans’ Jude Bolton from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The panel said the majority of contact was made to Bolton’s upper arm area and that any high contact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. A medical report from the Sydney Swans said that Bolton sustained no injury from the contact and required no medical treatment. No further action was taken.

Contact between Collingwood’s Heath Shaw and Hawthorn’s Michael Osborne from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Osborne is preparing to mark the ball as Shaw is coming towards him to try and contest possession. Osborne takes the mark and contact is made by Shaw as he attempts to stop and man the mark. It was the view of the panel the contact was accidental and no further action was taken.

Contact between Hawthorn’s Brent Guerra and Collingwood’s Leon Davis from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The impact was below that required to constitute a report, as a medical report from Collingwood stated that player Davis sustained no head or neck injury from the contact. No further action was taken.

Contact between St Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt and North Melbourne’s Lachlan Hansen from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. A medical report from North Melbourne said that player Hansen sustained no injury from the contact and required no medical treatment. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Scott McMahon and St Kilda’s Raphael Clarke from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Based on the available video evidence, it was the view of the panel the contact was a legitimate attempt to spoil the ball and not a striking action. No further action was taken.

 

There were no players referred to the Match Review Panel from the weekend’s matches. Quinten Lynch’s case from last week has been held over to the Tribunal tomorrow night, Tuesday July 5.

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, 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 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has an existing good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 243.75 demerit points and a two-match sanction.

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