AFL Match Review Panel – Round 16 – Melee and Mel-B

Talk after the weekends action and before the Match Review Panels findings were released was all about Brad Ottens Elbow and Nic Nat’s rough conduct. Both were cited at the Tribunal but the big incidents were the melee’s in the Richmond vs Essendon game and the St Kilda vs Port Adelaide game. 8 charges have come out of the Tigers/Bombers game and 12 out of the Port/Saints game.

Ottens did get a serious charge for his behind the play elbow on Mark Nicoski where he got a level 4 striking and 325 points, but with his good record he got offered 1 week and 1 suspended. Some are suggesting this was too easy and that the past record shouldn’t come into it, but I think those people forget about the old system and the complaints of players with years of good behaviour missing games for somewhat minor issues. If memory servers one of the Bulldogs mids was the straw that saw this added to the system (I want to say it was Scotty West but could be wrong).

UPDATES

  • Update the Match Review Charges.
  • Tuesday Midday: With so many charges, still no tribunal this week. Everyone accepted there penalties.

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Sanctions Accepted:

Nic Naitanui, West Coast, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Taylor Hunt, Geelong Cats, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between West Coast and the Geelong Cats, played at Patersons Stadium on Friday July 8, 2011.

Brad Ottens, Geelong Cats, has accepted a one-match sanction for striking Mark Nicoski, West Coast, during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between the Geelong Cats and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Friday July 8, 2011.

Tyrone Vickey, Richmond, has accepted an $1800 sanction for being the instigator of a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Tyrone Vickey, Richmond, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Shaun Grigg, Richmond, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Jake Melksham, Essendon, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Patrick Ryder, Essendon, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Shane Edwards, Richmond, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Dustin Martin, Richmond, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Ben Howlett, Essendon, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

Nick Dal Santo, St Kilda, has accepted a $2100 sanction for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Stephen Milne, St Kilda, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Travis Boak, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Robbie Gray, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $2100 sanction for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

David Rodan, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $900 sanction for for making negligent contact with an umpire (Shane Stewart) during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Matthew Lobbe, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Tom, Logan, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Hamish Hartlett, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Chad Cornes, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Stephen Milne, St Kilda, has accepted a $1200 sanction engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Sam Fisher, St Kilda, has accepted a $2100 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Nick Dal Santo, St Kilda, has accepted a $2100 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Jack Steven, St Kilda, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

Video of the incidents

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Charges Laid:

Nic Naitanui, West Coast, has been charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Taylor Hunt, Geelong Cats, during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between West Coast and the Geelong Cats, played at Patersons Stadium on Friday July 8, 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 Geelong Cats, 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 penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Brad Ottens, Geelong Cats, has been charged with a Level Four striking offence against Mark Nicoski, West Coast, during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between the Geelong Cats and West Coast, played at Patersons Stadium on Friday July 8, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, he can reduce his sanction from three matches to one match, with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from West Coast, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of seven activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Four offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. A five-year good record reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 182.81 points and a one-match sanction.

Tyrone Vickey, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for being the instigator of a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept an $1800 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for being the instigator of a melee is a $2400 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to an $1800 sanction.

Tyrone Vickey, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Shaun Grigg, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jake Melksham, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Patrick Ryder, Essendon, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee at quarter-time of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Ben Howlett, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Shane Edwards, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Dustin Martin, Richmond, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the fourth quarter of the Round 16 match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday July 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Nick Dal Santo, St Kilda, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

Stephen Milne, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between St Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Travis Boak, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Robbie Gray, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

David Rodan, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (first melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Matthew Lobbe, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Tom, Logan, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Hamish Hartlett, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Chad Cornes, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Stephen Milne, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Sam Fisher, St Kilda, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

Nick Dal Santo, St Kilda, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

Jack Steven, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee (second melee of the quarter) during the third quarter of the Round 16 match between ST Kilda and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

David Rodan, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Shane Stewart) during the second quarter of the Round 16 match between Port Adelaide and St Kilda, played at AAMI Stadium on Sunday July 10, 2011.

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

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

 

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between Richmond’s Tyrone Vickery and Essendon’s Patrick Ryder from the quarter-time break of Saturday’s match was assessed. The impact was below the force required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Richmond’s Jake King and Essendon’s Angus Monfries from the fourth quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The impact was below the force required to constitute a reportable offence, as a medical report from the Essendon Football Club said player Monfries was not treated for any injury for the contact. No further action was taken.

Contact between St Kilda’s Brendon Goddard and Port Adelaide’s Cameron O’Shea from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Contact was made with Goddard’s thigh and the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence, as a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club said player O’Shea was not treated for any injury for the contact. No further action was taken.

Contact between Port Adelaide’s Chad Cornes and St Kilda’s Dean Polo from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence, with the majority of contact by player Cornes made by his shoulder to his opponent. No further action was taken.

Contact between St Kilda’s David Armitage and Port Adelaide’s Matt Thomas from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Thomas received a handball from teammate Mitch Banner and fumbled the ball, as his opponent player Armitage was approaching him at some speed. Thomas turned towards the ball and into the path of the St Kilda player, who did not have time to react. It was the view of the panel the contact was caused by circumstances outside the control of player Armitage. No further action was taken.

Comments

  1. In future, please check grammar and spelling:
    “UPDATESUpdate the Match Review Charges.Tuesday Midday: With so many charges, still no tribunal this week. Everyone excepted it.”
    Think you mean ‘accepted’. However, you are correct, I think lots of players and their supporters would prefer to have excluded the MRP + umpiring in Round 16!
    Forgive the poor quality of the Brad Ottens pic.

    • Thanks for this. Fixed. I make no commitment to correct spelling or grammar just to trying to get the information out in a findable and quick manner! It obviously is working for you to find the site!

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