Following all the action from round 16, the Match Review Panel had its work cut out, with a handful of reports for players’ striking and rough conduct. Here’s the club by club list of players who have accepted early pleas and cases that the MRP accessed as requiring no further action.
Port Adelaide’s Kane Cornes is the only player this week who decided to challenge his MRP sanction. Corne’s was charged for rough conduct after hitting Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) behind the play, which the MRP accessed as intentional, low impact and body contact.
Cornes’ initial two week ban was reduced to one week after the MRP took into account his six years of good behaviour. He doesn’t risk the penalty being increased if his appeal is unsuccessful.
Matthew Pavlich – accepted a three match sanction. Assessed as a level three offence for making forceful contact with Mitch Brown (West Coast)
Shaun Burgoyne – accepted a two match sanction. Assessed as a level three rough conduct offence against Tom Logan (Port Adelaide)
Jordan Lewis – accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. Assessed as a level two offence for striking Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
Steve Johnson – accepted a one match sanction. Assessed as a level one misconduct offence for kneeing Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
Ben McGlynn – accepted a 25 percent reduction to 318.75 demerit points and a three match sanction. Assessed as a level five striking offence against Tom Scully (Greater Western Sydney)
Andrew Embley – accepted a two match sanction. Assessed as a level three rough conduct offence against Clancee Pearce (Fremantle)
Darren Glass – accepted a $900 fine. Assessed as negligent contact with an umpire, Scott Jeffery
Tom Murphy’s charge for kneeing Ricky Petterd (Richmond) was accessed, but the case was eventually dismissed.
Michael Firrito’s contact with Ash McGrath (Brisbane) during a marking contest was assessed, but the case was eventually dismissed.
David Armitage’s bump on David Armfield (Carlton) was accessed, but the case was eventually dismissed.
Sources: AFL, ‘MRP full statement: round 16’, http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-07-15/mrp-full-statement-round-16, Accessed 16th July 2013
AFL, ‘Tribunal challenge: Cornes to fight ban’, http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-07-16/tribunal-challenge-, Accessed 16th July 2013