2020/21 TIO NTFL MRP - Round 2

AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) wishes to advise the Match Review Panel (MRP) has reviewed all matches played in Round 2 of the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, and the following charges have been laid in the senior divisions:

Men's Premier League

Richard Puruntatameri of the Tiwi Bombers Football Club has been charged with striking player number 31 of Palmerston Magpies Football Club in the fourth quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League match between Palmerston Magpies and Tiwi Bombers at TIO Stadium on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Based on the evidence available, it was the view of the MRP that the incident should be classified as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact, resulting in a two-match penalty.

In summary, Puruntatameri can accept a one-match penalty with an early guilty plea.

Men's Division 1

Samuel Autio of the Palmerston Magpies Football Club has been charged with engaging in rough conduct against player number 27 from Banks Bulldogs Football Club in the fourth quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Division 1 match between Palmerston Magpies and Banks Bulldogs at TIO Stadium on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Based on the evidence available, it was the view of the MRP that the incident should be classified as intentional conduct, high impact and high contact, resulting in a four-match penalty.

In summary, Autio can accept a three-match penalty with an early guilty plea.

Men's Division 2

Aaron Brennan of Southern Districts Football Club has been charged with head-butting at the end of the TIO NTFL Men’s Division 2 match between Jabiru Football Club and Southern Districts at TIO Oval 2 on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Based on the evidence available, it was the view of the MRP that the incident should be classified as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact, resulting in a two-match penalty.

In summary, Brennan can accept a one-match penalty with an early guilty plea.

*UPDATED Tuesday 13 October evening*

The Tribunal will not sit after all players accepted the early guilty plea option.

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