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Round 17 MRP report

Round 17 MRP report
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Written by Danielle on 22nd Jul 2013

Round 17 saw a multitude of heavy bumps laid and a number of players facing match bans as a consequence. Most notably, star Cat Jimmy Bartel and Power’s Tom Jonas faced the Match Review Panel for their questionable behaviour on the weekend.

Here’s the team by team list of players facing penalties and who have been given opportunities for reductions with early pleas. Other players have been lucky enough to escape suspension entirely.

Players penalised by MRP

Geelong

Jimmy Bartel – offered a one match ban for bumping Rory Laird (Adelaide)
The MRP assessed the bump as negligent, medium impact and high contact.
Bartel’s initial two match ban will be reduced to one week with an early plea.

James Podsiadly – offered a reprimand for rough conduct for a high bump on Richard Douglas (Adelaide)
The MRP assessed the bump as negligent, low impact and high contact.
Podsiadly’s initial one match ban will be reduced to a reprimand with an early plea.

Gold Coast

Steve May – offered a reprimand for rough conduct after a behind-play bump on Travis Cloke (Collingwood)
The MRP assessed the bump as reckless, low impact and body contact.
May’s initial penalty of one match ban will be reduced to a reprimand with an early plea.

Port Adelaide

Tom Jonas – offered a three match ban for a high bump on Dylan Roberton (St Kilda) which gave Roberton a concussion.
The MRP assessed the bump as reckless, high impact and high contact.
Jonas’ initial four match ban will be reduced to three weeks with an early plea.

Players who escaped penalty

Carlton

Andrew Carrazzo – the MRP assessed the clash behind-play against Lindsay Thomas (North Melbourne) and dismissed the case as not being forceful enough to warrant penalty.

Hawthorn

Cyril Rioli – the MRP assessed a ‘chicken wing’ tackle on Ryan Griffin (Western Bulldogs) and dismissed it as not being forceful enough to warrant penalty.

North Melbourne

Lindsay Thomas – the MRP assessed the clash behind-play against Andrew Carrazzo (Carlton) and dismissed the case as not being forceful enough to warrant penalty.

 

Source: AFL, ‘Bartel, Jonas earn MRP’s wrath’, http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-07-22/bartel-jonas-cited, Accessed 22nd July 2013