Dog gone for one: Bulldogs Tribunal bid fails – AFL

The Match Review Officer offered Crozier a one-match restriction for his deal with on North Melbourne forward Jack Mahony in the final quarter of their match on Saturday night.

WESTERN Bulldogs defender Hayden Crozier has actually failed in his quote to reverse his rough conduct charge and will miss Sundays match versus Carlton.


The AFLs legal counsel, Jeff Gleeson, explained Croziers tackle as being 2 actions, after wrapping his arms around Mahony prior to turning him.

Croziers tackle, which led to Mahonys head crashing into the ground, was initially classified as negligent conduct, medium effect and high contact.

Gleeson said it was “a pretty substantial turn”.

North Melbournes medical report stated Mahony left the field for five minutes to be assessed however returned to the video game, needed no further examination and did not miss any training.

The Bulldogs argued Croziers actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances and highlighted that both of Mahonys arms were totally free in the tackle.

The AFL Tribunal upheld that suspension on Tuesday night.

The Roo remained on the ground in the immediate after-effects prior to walking from the field with a cut and blood above his left eyebrow.

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He likewise raised the “nature and speed of this incident” and the reduced AFL season as factors for the Tribunal to provide Crozier a great rather than suspend him.

The jury deliberated again but maintained the suspension.

They felt Crozier might have carried out the take on differently, concerned the degree of force as unreasonable and the level of impact as medium.

After deliberating for practically 20 minutes, the jury found the charge proven and Crozier guilty, regarding his tackle as being unreasonable in the situations, particularly the second action in turning Mahony to the ground.

Gleeson likewise pointed out that the standards do not require a gamer to have their arms pinned for a deal with to be deemed unsafe, and stated Crozier used “extreme force”.

Crozier and his agent, Sam Norton, took concern with Gleeson stating it was a sling take on and preferred it to be referenced as a rotation.

They felt Mahony, with both arms free, was in a position to secure himself more than he did.

Norton then suggested a $3000 fine would be better suited, provided Crozier had never been reported in any of his previous 112 AFL or 40 WAFL games.

Gleeson argued that didnt matter and Crozier didnt take sensible care to avoid dedicating a reportable offence.

He said the jury needs to give “strong consideration” to the prospective to cause injury from a dangerous take on.