Match Review: Three players cop bans for rough conduct

The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review of Round Two of the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s Competition has been completed. Three charges were laid and there was one further incident that required an explanation.

Charges Laid:
Ellie Hampson, Gold Coast SUNS, has been charged with Rough Conduct (Dangerous Tackle) against Grace Kelly, West Coast Eagles, during the second quarter of the Round Two match between the West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast SUNS, played at VU Whitten Oval on Sunday January 16, 2022.

In summary, the player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Is Hampson in trouble for this tackle?

00:35 Jan 16. 2022. 1:16 PM

Ellie Hampson was placed on report during the second quarter for this dangerous tackle on Grace Kelly

Emma Swanson, West Coast Eagles, has been charged with Rough Conduct (Dangerous Tackle) against Kalinda Howarth, Gold Coast SUNS, during the second quarter of the Round Two match between the West Coast Eagles and Gold Coast SUNS, played at VU Whitten Oval on Sunday January 16, 2022.

In summary, the player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Tait Mackrill, GWS GIANTS, has been charged with Engaging in Rough Conduct against Dana East, Fremantle, during the first quarter of the Round Two match between Fremantle and the GWS GIANTS, played at VU Whitten Oval on Sunday January 16, 2022.

In summary, the player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a one match sanction with an early plea.

Incident assessed:
The incident between GWS GIANTS’ Katherine Smith and Fremantle’s Janelle Cuthbertson from the third quarter of Sunday’s game between Fremantle and the GWS GIANTS played at Whitten Oval was assessed. Cuthbertson has possession of the ball in Fremantle’s defensive half, and as she was disposing of the football, is tackled by Smith. It was the view of the MRO that Smith’s actions did not constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.