AFL Match Review Panel – Round 22, 2012

Match Review Panel Findings

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 22, 2012

UPDATES

  • One match day report.
  • No players getting weeks for round 22 (unless someone challenges). Colin Garland, Rohan Bail and Brett Ebert can all accept reprimands (aka points) for incidents from the weeks games.
  • No tribunal this week. Everyone has accepted their penalties.

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Sanctions Accepted:

Brett Ebert, Port Adelaide, has accepted a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record for striking Daniel Rich, Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday August 25, 2012. Colin Garland, Melbourne, has accepted a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct against Kurt Tippett, Adelaide Crows, during the fourth quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday August 26, 2012. Rohan Bail, Melbourne, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct against Michael Doughty, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday August 26, 2012.

Charges Laid:

Brett Ebert, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a level two striking offence (125 points, one match) against Daniel Rich Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the round 22 match between Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday August 25, 2012. In summary, due to a five-year good record, he can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football Club, 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 five-year good record, reducing 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. Colin Garland, Melbourne, has been charged with a level one engaging in rough conduct offence (125 points, one match) against Kurt Tippett, Adelaide Crows, during the fourth quarter of the round 22 match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday August 26, 2012. In summary, due to a five-year good record, he can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows Football Club, 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 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. Rohan Bail, Melbourne, has been charged with a level one engaging in rough conduct offence (125 points, one match) against Michael Doughty, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the round 22 match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday August 26, 2012. In summary, he can accept a reprimand with an early plea. Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows Football Club, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). 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: The match day report against Richmond’s Shane Edwards for striking Essendon’s Angus Monfries was assessed. After viewing all available footage, receiving a medical report from the Essendon Football Club and speaking to the umpire who laid the report on the day, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken. Contact between St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary and the GWS Giants’ Phil Davis from the fourth quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Davis has the ball and is preparing to kick. As he kicks the ball, Geary tackles him and swings him to the ground. It was the view of the panel the tackle was not unreasonable in the circumstances and the impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. Contact between Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis and the Sydney Swans’ Luke Parker from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Lewis tackles Parker to the ground and a free kick was paid to the Sydney player for a dangerous tackle. It was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken. Contact between the Gold Coast Suns’ Campbell Brown and Carlton’s Brock McLean from Saturday’s game was assessed. McLean and Brown and are coming towards a loose ball from opposite directions. Both players have their hands down initially to collect the ball. Just before contact is made, Brown braces himself and McLean turns his body side-on. From the available footage and after receiving a medical report from the Carlton Football Club, it appears there has been a head clash between the two players. From the available footage, it could not be determined that a reportable offence had occurred. No further action was taken. Contact between the Geelong Cats’ Paul Chapman and the Western Bulldogs Dylan Addison from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Addison has the ball and is preparing to kick when he is tackled by his Geelong opponent. Chapman takes Addison to ground in a slinging action and his weight lands on his opponent. Based on the medical report and the available footage, the panel could not be satisified there was forceful high contact made. No further action was taken.

Following players were reported from the weekend’s matches: 

Shane Edwards, Richmond, reported by umpire Matthew Nicholls for striking Angus Monfries, Essendon, during the third quarter of the Round 22 match between Richmond and Essendon, played at the MCG on Friday August 24, 2012.

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