1. Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for making contact to the head of Rhys Mott (Glenorchy)
The Match Review Panel determined the contact to be careless, with low impact to the head. Due to a suspension in Round 1, Player Hinds has received an additional 1 match to his base sanction.
Player Hinds had been offered a base sanction of 2 matches, reduced to 1 match with an early guilty plea.
Player Hinds rejected the offer and the matter was heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August.
Player Hinds entered a not guilty plea to the charge of rough conduct.
Player Hinds argued that his forearm made contact with Player Mott as the mark was taken while in the action of an attempted spoil.
The officiating umpire observed that Player Hinds had only narrowly missed the ball and that the contact made was not a reportable offence, nor worthy of a 50-metre penalty.
After considering evidence presented by all parties, the Independent Tribunal found Player Hinds not guilty of rough conduct and concluded that it was a genuine attempt to spoil the ball.
2. Jake Hinds (Launceston) was referred for striking Josh Arnold (Glenorchy)
This matter was referred by the Glenorchy Football Club and was heard by the Independent Tribunal on Tuesday 21st August.
Player Hinds entered a guilty plea to the charge of striking and argued that contact with Player Arnold was a result of Player Hinds attempting to block Player Arnold’s path.
After considering evidence from Player Hinds and Player Mott, the Independent Tribunal found Player Hinds guilty of striking and assessed the action as careless, with low impact to the body.
This guilty finding carries a base sanction of a one match suspension, but given Player Hinds’ previous record, one match is added.
However, Player Hinds pleaded guilty at his first opportunity and therefore was afforded an early guilty plea of one match as per the Tribunal guidelines.
SANCTION: ONE MATCH
3. Arion Richter-Salter (North Launceston) was referred for making contact to the groin of Thor Boscott (Lauderdale)
Due to insufficient evidence, this matter was referred to the Independent Tribunal and was heard on Tuesday 21st August at 6:00pm.
Player Richter-Salter entered a not guilty plea to the charge of striking, arguing that the contact was made incidentally and was not a result of any forceful or deliberate arm movement.
Player Boscott argued that Player Richter-Salter had turned and struck him with his left fist.
The Tribunal considered accounts from the officiating field umpire, officiating goal umpire, Player Richter-Salter and Player Boscott.
After considering evidence presented by all parties, the Independent Tribunal found Player Richter-Salter guilty of striking and assessed the incident as careless, to the groin and with low impact.
Player Richter-Salter has received a one match suspension, but due to his record, the base sanction is increased by one, taking the sanction to two matches.
SANCTION: TWO MATCHES