Written by Danielle on 2nd Jul 2013
On Monday, the Match Review Panel made a number of rulings on players’ conduct from Round 14. While some charges were dismissed, other players weren’t so lucky.
Players penalised by the MRP
Zac Dawson – charged with Level One striking on Cat Matthew Stokes. The penalty set by the MRP was 80 demerit points and a reprimand. With an early plea, Dawson could receive 60 demerit points and a reprimand. This leaves him free to play against St Kilda on Sunday.
Joel Corey – charged with Level One tripping of Docker Danyle Pearce. The penalty set by the MRP was 80 demerit points and a reprimand. With an early plea, Dawson could receive 60 demerit points and a reprimand. This leaves him free to play against Hawthorn on Saturday.
Lindsay Thomas – charged with Level Three misconduct for head butting Giant Jacob Townsend. The penalty set by the MRP was 250 demerit points and a two match ban. Thomas is ineligible for a reduction in his penalty due to his previous record.
He will be absent when the Kangaroos meet Richmond on Saturday and the Brisbane Lions in Round 16.
The lucky ones
Paddy Ryder – late bump on Eagle Patrick McGinnity. The MRP ruled the initial rough conduct charge as inconclusive. The charge was dismissed. Essendon takes on Port Adelaide on Sunday.
Ben McGlynn – rough tackle on Blue Kade Simpson. The MRP ruled the tackle was not forceful enough to warrant a penalty. The charge was dismissed.
Kieren Jack – high contact with his arm on Blue Andrew Walker. The MRP ruled the force of the high contact didn’t warrant a penalty. The charge was dismissed. Sydney clashes with the Melbourne on Sunday.
Source: AFL, ‘Match Review Panel full statement: round 14’, http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-07-01/match-review-panel-full-statement-round-14- , Accessed 2nd July 2013