AFL Match Review Panel – Round 22 – Any Slyvia Lining to this Dark Cloud?

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 22

Its late in the season and it would seem that whether or not Colin Sylvia faces a suspension from his bump on Jayden Post doesn’t really seem to matter much. But being so close to September means we are in the middle of DreamTeam/SuperCoach finals and Colin is a guy that could shape those finals, even if the Dees aren’t! The Dees have Gold Coast and then Port, two games you would expect a guy of Slyvia’s talent to score very well against! But Colin bumped Post and its a bad sign when the guys mouth guard goes flying (link to video of the incident)! He has been reported for Striking not rough conduct that means there is a slight light at the end of the tunnel! He can afford to be judge Negligent/Medium impact or reckless/low impact and still be able to play next week. There is also a fair chance at worst of being able to play the final week against Port.

There were also a couple of interesting hits/tackles over in the West in the Eagles v Bombers match. Beau Waters looks likely to miss some games going into the finals after his bump of Essendon skipper Jobe Watson. He caught him high and saw Jobe take no further part in the game with concussion. On Channel Seven’s Game day, Jobe’s father Tim joked that the Bombers doctor knew the concussion was bad enough for him not to return when he suggested that they just put him down forward and he could kick 5 goals for them. Heath Hocking of the Dons will be looked at for a sling tackle on Daniel Kerr. Kerr got up and played on which could mean that the incident is seen as to low impact to warrant an offense. The two things going against Hocking for mine are that he wrenched Kerr from on the ground on one side of his body totally across himself to the ground, pretty much head first. Secondly Hocking has at least a 30% loading hanging over his head for a suspension earlier in the year.

We will wait for the outcome of these incidents and a few others. Updates over the next few days.

UPDATES

  • Monday midday: Below are the game day reports.
  • Monday 4pm: AFL Communications manager, Patrick Keane reporting there will be 3 Suspensions and 2 repremands. You would think Waters and (from what I have heard) Aaron Davey will be the 2 of the 3 suspensions. Thing is, will Slyvia be one of the repremands or last suspension? Time will tell. More news when I have it!
  • Monday 5:08pm: West Coast twitter reporting that Waters is in the clear! Strange. Not sure what this means for Slyvia. If 3 go, his odds are bad but surely similar to waters sort of! I look forward to the full report on it!
  • Monday 5:10pm: Well there you go! Color me surprised! Sylvia can take 2 matches, Davey 1 and Hocking 1. I look forward to reading the reports!
  • Monday 5:25pm: Whoops. Made a mistake. Thought Waters 30% loading had expired but in fact hadn’t. Got about the worst possible ruling that he could. Waters decisions is baffling! See the MRP findings below. What do you think? Comment in the Comments.
  • Monday 6pm: Video of the incidents are in. So was it a bump or not?
  • Tuesday midday: So Heath Hocking is challenging and all others are accepting their penalties.
  • Wednesday: So Hocking didn’t get off at the tribunal and will miss this weeks game

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday August 23:

Heath Hocking, Essendon has been charged with a level one rough conduct offence against Daniel Kerr, West Coast Eagles, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between the West Coast Eagles and Essendon at Patersons Stadium on Saturday August 20, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the West Coast Eagles, 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 bad record of three matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 30 per cent to 181.25 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 135.94 points and a one-match sanction.

Sanctions Accepted:

Clayton Hinkley, Fremantle has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Aaron Mullett, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between North Melbourne and Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on August 20, 2011.

Jude Bolton, Sydney Swans has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ray Chamberlain) during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Dean Polo, St Kilda has accepted a reprimand and 66 points towards his future record for tripping Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans during the fourth quarter of the of the Round 22 match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Colin Sylvia, Melbourne has accepted a two-match sanction for striking Jayden Post, Richmond, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Jack Riewoldt, Richmond has accepted a $900 sanction for wrestling Jordie McKenzie, Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Aaron Davey, Melbourne has accepted a one-match sanction for striking Mitch Morton, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Jordy McKenzie, Melbourne has accepted a $900 sanction for wrestling Jack Riewoldt, Richmond, during the first of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Video of Incidents

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Charges Laid:

Aaron Davey, Melbourne has been charged with a level three striking offence against Richmond’s Mitch Morton during the second quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report available from the Richmond Football Club the incident was assessed a 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 225 demerit points and a two match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one match sanction.

 Colin Sylvia, Melbourne has been charged with a level three striking offence against Richmond’s Jayden Post during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means his two match sanction must remain at two matches even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, 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 the classification of a level three offence drawing 225 demerit points and a two match sanction. He has an existing bad record of three matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 30 per cent to 292.5. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 219.38 points and a two match sanction.

 Jack Riewoldt, Richmond has been charged with a level one offence for wrestling with Melbourne’s Jordy McKenzie during the first of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

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

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

 Jordy McKenzie, Melbourne has been charged with a level one offence for wrestling with Melbourne’s Jordy McKenzie during the first of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

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

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

 Jude Bolton, Sydney Swans has been charged with a level one offence in that he made negligent contact with umpire Ray Chamberlain during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 21, 2011.

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

A first offence for negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

 Dean Polo, St Kilda has been charged with a level one offence for tripping Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans during the fourth quarter of the of the Round 22 match between the Sydney Swans and St Kilda at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 21, 2011.

In summary he can accept a reprimand and 66 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and the medical report from the Sydney Swans, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point), and body conduct (one point). This is a total of four activation points resulting in the classification of a level one offence, drawing 80 demerit points. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the past three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 88 points. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 66 points towards his future record.

 Clayton Hinkley, Fremantle has been charged with a level one bumping or making forceful contact from front on offence against Aaron Mullett, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between North Melbourne and Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on August 20, 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 North Melbourne, 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.

 Heath Hocking, Essendon has been charged with a level one rough conduct offence against Daniel Kerr, West Coast Eagles, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between the West Coast Eagles and Essendon at Patersons Stadium on Saturday August 20, 2011.

In summary, his previous poor record means 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 West Coast Eagles, 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 bad record of three matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 30 per cent to 181.25 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 135.94 points and a one-match sanction.

 Other incidents Assessed:

The match day report laid against West Coast Eagles’ Beau Waters for rough conduct against Essendon’s Jobe Watson was assessed. Watson and Waters were running in opposite directions towards a loose ball. Watson gathers the ball first and turns towards Waters who arrives at the contest. It was the view of the panel after reviewing all the video evidence and speaking with the field umpire that the contact made by Waters was not a bumping action and the high contact was accidental and not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Michael Firrito and Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne during the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. After reviewing all the available video evidence and receiving a medical report from Fremantle, it could not be determined that a reportable offence occurred. No further action required.

Contact between Port Adelaide’s Tom Logan and the Western Bulldogs’ Daniel Giansiracusa during the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. After reviewing all available video footage, speaking to the umpire in the vicinity of the incident and receiving a medical report from the Western Bulldogs, it could be not determined that a reportable offence occurred. No further action required.

 

There following players were reported on match day by the umpires to be referred to the Match Review Panel.

Clayton Hinkley, Fremantle, reported by umpire Shane Stewart for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Aaron Mullett, North Melbourne, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between Fremantle and North Melbourne, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday August 19, 2011.

Beau Waters, West Coast, reported by umpire Jacob Mollison for engaging in rough conduct against Jobe Watson, Essendon, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between West Coast and Essendon, played at Patersons Stadium on Saturday August 20, 2011.

Dean Polo, St Kilda, reported by umpire Ray Chamberlain for tripping Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans, played at ANZ Stadium on Sunday August 21, 2011.

Colin Sylvia, Melbourne, reported by umpire Heath Ryan for striking Jayden Post, Richmond, during the first quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Sunday August 21, 2011.

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