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Tiger trio fined by MRO

Tiger trio charged Brandon Ellis, Jack Graham and David Astbury have been given fines by the MRO following the Round 23 match against the Bulldogs.

Richmond trio Jack Graham, Brandon Ellis and David Astbury have been offered financial sanctions stemming from the second quarter of last Saturday's Round 23 win over the Western Bulldogs.

Ellis and Graham were each charged with striking by the AFL's Match Review Officer, while Astbury was charged with misconduct against Bulldog, Fergus Greene.

All three Tigers can accept their respective fines with early guilty pleas, and will be available for selection in Richmond's qualifying final against Hawthorn at the MCG on Thursday, September 6.


Charges laid:

Brandon Ellis, Richmond, has been charge with striking Toby McLean, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Saturday August 25, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

 

David Astbury, Richmond, has been charged with misconduct against Fergus Greene, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Saturday August 25, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

A second offence for misconduct is a $3,500 fixed financial sanction. The player can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

 

Jack Graham, Richmond has been charged with striking Dale Morris, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round 23 match between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, played at the MCG on Saturday August 25, 2018.

In summary, he can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on available evidence and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head. The incident was classified as a $3,000 sanction. The player can accept a $2,000 sanction with an early plea.