Published on July 24, 2017 3:52 pm

Please find below results from AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel from VFL and AFL Victoria Development League matches played on the weekend.

AFL VICTORIA MRP RESULTS – JULY 22/23

Please find below results from AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel from VFL and AFL Victoria Development League matches played on the weekend.

Clay Smith – Footscray Football Club

AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Smith for engaging in rough conduct against Coburg Lions player Ben Allan during the third quarter of the VFL Round 14 match, Footscray vs Coburg Lions on Saturday 22nd July, 2017 at VU Whitt en Oval.
Based on the available video and medical report, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact and high contact. The incident was classified as a two match base sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty, therefore Footscray have the option to accept an early guilty plea of a one match sanction.

Outcome – accepted one match sanction


Ben Lennon – Richmond Football Club
AFL Victoria’s Match Review Panel charged player Lennon for striking Collingwood player Tom Phillips during the first quarter of the VFL Round 14 match, Richmond vs Collingwood on Sunday 23rd July, 2017 at Punt Road Oval.
Based on the available video and medical report, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact and high contact. The incident was classified as a one match base sanction. The player has no applicable record which impacted the penalty, therefore Richmond have the option to accept an early guilty plea of a $500 fine (AFL Listed) and a reprimand.

Outcome – accepted $500 fine and reprimand

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