2017 Judiciary and Match Review Committee

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    Judiciary code reforms


    Thu 02 Feb, 2017, 3:00pm
    Media Release, NRL


    A fines system will be introduced for some low-grade offences following an extensive review of the NRL Judiciary system.

    Offences including careless high tackles, tripping, contrary conduct and detrimental conduct will now result in a $1500 fine for a Grade One offence, rather than demerit points and possible suspension.

    Players who accept an early guilty plea will have the fine reduced by 25 per cent.

    A Working Group which included representatives of NRL Clubs, the Rugby League Players Association and legal representatives of the NRL Judiciary system unanimously supported a hybrid model which incorporates both fines and points.

    Other more serious offences including dangerous throws, shoulder charges, kicking and striking will still result in points penalties for Grade One offences.

    "Where a player is involved in dangerous actions they can still expect to spend time on the sideline," NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said.

    "These changes are the result of an extensive review of the previous process and extensive consultation.

    "The aim of the Working Group was to find a fairer and simpler system which ensured players would not miss matches for what would be deemed minor offences."

    All fines must be paid by the player and the revenue generated by the payment of fines will be reinvested in player wellbeing and education related initiatives.

    Players who are charged with three or more offences during the same season will not be eligible to accept a financial penalty.

    In those circumstances, offences will be converted to a base penalty of 100 demerit points.

    Additionally, following the recommendations of the Match Review/Judiciary review, which were endorsed by the Australian Rugby League Commission this week:

    • Some offences will now carry lower points, while the base penalty for some offences stemming from careless, reckless or intentional conduct has increased;

    • The categories of offences have been streamlined, decreasing from 17 to 12. This is designed to ensure easier explanation and understanding for all;

    • Offences will now universally carry three grades, although offences which are deemed to be more serious than a Grade Three offence will be referred directly to the Judiciary Panel;

    • Carry-over points will be not added to charges which attract a fine. However, loadings from offences in the previous two seasons will be relevant for calculating penalties;

    • The Match Review Committee will be reduced from five panel members to four, with former NRL Coach Stuart Raper joining Michael Buettner, Michael Hodgson and Ben Ross on the panel in 2017;

    • The Judiciary Panel will be cut from a nine-person panel to five, and;

    • Judiciary hearings will be held on Tuesday nights.

    "These changes are designed to both simplify the system and improve consistency across the decision-making of both the Match Review Committee and the NRL Judiciary," Mr Canavan said.

    The Working Group which recommended the changes included Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler, Club CEOs Jim Doyle and Graham Annesley, RLPA General Manager Player Relations Clint Newton, Judiciary Chairman Geoff Bellew, former NRL Counsel Peter Kite as well as key NRL officials including Head of Integrity Nick Weeks and Brian Canavan.

    "This Working Group researched, documented, explored and then pressure-tested penalties for minor offences across major sporting competitions domestically and across the globe," Mr Canavan said.

    "Our benchmarking analysis researched best-practice models from American sports, including the NFL, NBA and MLB, as well as competitions closer to home.

    "Importantly, all of these important changes follow extensive consultation with stakeholders – including the Clubs, the Coaches and the Players.

    "The result will be a far more streamlined, fairer system which will be easier to understand and appreciate for everyone in the game."

    The new system will be in place for the start of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.


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    Three Storm players charged after Bulldogs clash


    Sat 04 Mar, 2017, 5:30pm
    NRL.com



    Storm trio Will Chambers, Cameron Munster and Cheyse Blair have all been charged by the NRL Match Review Committee after their side's 12-6 win over the Bulldogs at Belmore.

    Chambers has been charged with grade one contrary conduct for his role in starting a melee.

    This charge carries a $1,500 fine, reduced to $1,100 with an early guilty plea.

    Munster has been charged with grade one tripping, a charge that also incurs a $1,500 fine under the new judiciary system.

    Munster can also have his fine reduced to $1,100 with an early guilty plea.

    Blair was charged with a grade one dangerous throw for a lifting tackle on Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds in the 69th minute of the match.

    The base penalty for this charge is 100 points, but Blair has a 20 per cent loading for a prior non-similar offence in the past two years, taking his total points to 120.

    This can be reduced to 90 points with an early guilty plea meaning Blair would not miss a match.

    An early guilty plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent.

    A player receives a one game ban for every 100 points they accrue.

    Blair's points will be reduced by five points per match, provided he does not receive further charges.


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    Sea Eagles props face two-match bans


    Mon 06 Mar, 2017, 11:25am
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    Sea Eagles props Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua-Blake are both facing two-match bans, both cited by the NRL match review committee for shoulder charges in their side's Round 1 loss to the Eels on Sunday afternoon.

    Taupau was charged for his shot on Parramatta counterpart Suaia Matagi in the 13th minute, with three prior non-similar offences in the past two years adding 60 per cent loading to the 200-point base penalty for the charge.

    A similar offence in the past two years added 50 per cent loading to Fonua-Blake's charge, with both men to miss two matches if they accept an early guilty plea.

    The front-row duo will miss three matches if they unsuccessfully challenge their charges at the NRL judiciary.


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    Raiders forward faces one-game ban


    Sun 05 Mar, 2017, 3:30pm
    NRL.com



    Canberra forward Clay Priest, Raiders teammate Joey Leilua and Roosters forward Mitchell Aubusson have all been charged by the NRL Match Review Committee following their Round 1 Telstra Premiership matches.

    Priest has been charged with grade one dangerous contact to the head/neck, and as he has a prior similar offence in the past two years has incurred a further 50 per cent loading.

    This means the base charge of 100 points increases to 150 points, so even with an early guilty plea the points would only reduce to 112.

    This means Priest would miss one match (100 points).

    Leilua has been charged with grade one contrary conduct in the Raiders' clash with the Cowboys on Saturday night.

    This charge carries a fine of $1,500 but Leilua has a prior non-similar offence in the past two years, increasing the fine to $1,800.

    Leilua can take an early guilty plea and pay a $1,350 fine.

    Roosters forward Aubusson has been charged with a grade one dangerous throw on Titans co-captain Ryan James, which has a base penalty of 100 points.

    Aubusson can take an early guilty plea to reduce his penalty to 75 points and hence not miss a match.


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    Sea Eagles props banned for two weeks


    Tue 07 Mar, 2017, 12:10pm
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    Sea Eagles props Martin Taupau and Addin Fonua-Blake have been suspended for two weeks, after both entered early guilty pleas for their shoulder charges in their side's Round 1 loss to the Eels.

    Taupau was charged for his shot on Parramatta counterpart Suaia Matagi in the 13th minute, with three prior non-similar offences in the past two years adding 60 per cent loading to the 200-point base penalty for the charge.

    A similar offence in the past two years added 50 per cent loading to Fonua-Blake's charge.

    The Manly duo join Raiders forward Clay Priest as the players suspended from Round 1, with Will Chambers, Cameron Munster and Joseph Leilua the first players fined under the NRL's revamped match review system.


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    Taumalolo, Scott face suspensions


    Sat 11 Mar, 2017, 6:12pm
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    Cowboys duo Jason Taumalolo and Matt Scott both face one-week suspensions for shoulder charges while Warriors prop Charlie Gubb has also been charged by the match review committee.

    Taumalolo will miss one match with an early guilty plea but risks a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully fights the charge, which results from his 26th-minute hit on Brisbane's Alex Glenn on Friday night.

    Matt Scott, who suffered a knee injury against the Broncos, is facing a one-match ban, while Gubb can avoid a suspension if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.


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    Taumalolo, Scott to challenge bans


    Mon 13 Mar, 2017, 2:35pm
    NRL.com



    Cowboys forwards Jason Taumalolo and Matt Scott will both plead not guilty to shoulder charges at the NRL judiciary this week.

    Both were charged over hits in the Cowboys' golden point win over Brisbane, with Taumalolo risking a two-match ban if found guilty at the judiciary.

    Scott is facing a one-match ban but is also sidelined indefinitely after suffering an ACL injury during the match.

    Meanwhile Warriors prop Charlie Gubb and Raiders forward Iosia Soliola have pleaded guilty to charges but will escape suspensions.

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    Taumalolo rubbed out for shoulder charge


    Tue 14 Mar, 2017, 8:20pm
    Steve Zemek, AAP



    North Queensland's Jason Taumalolo has been found guilty at the NRL judiciary of a shoulder charge, ruling him out for a fortnight.

    Taumalolo had pleaded not guilty to a grade one charge for a hit on Brisbane's Alex Glenn and was found guilty at Rugby League Central on Tuesday.

    He will now miss the next fortnight, deepening the Cowboys' forwards crisis following a season-ending injury to co-captain Matt Scott.

    Scott also faced the judiciary via video link on Tuesday night, but was found not guilty for the same charge.


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    Thaiday charged with contrary conduct


    Fri 17 Mar, 2017, 2:15pm
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    Brisbane Broncos forward Sam Thaiday has been charged by the NRL match review committee following his side's 14-12 loss to Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park on Thursday night.

    Thaiday was charged with grade one contrary conduct for an incident involving Storm prop Jesse Bromwich in the 65th minute.

    This charge carries a base fine of $1,500 however Thaiday has two non-similar prior offences in the past two years, increasing the fine by 40 per cent, up to $2,100.

    Thaiday can pay a $1,550 fine with an early guilty plea.


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    Moeroa facing one-week ban


    Sat 18 Mar, 2017, 5:44pm
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    Eels forward Tepai Moeroa is facing a week on the sidelines after he was cited by the NRL Match review committee for a shoulder charge.

    The Grade 1 charge for his challenge on Titans half Ash Taylor during the Eels loss to the Gold Coast attracts 200 points, but he could avoid a two-game suspension with an early guilty plea.


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    Rabbitohs trio facing big bans


    Sun 19 Mar, 2017, 5:09pm
    NRL.com


    The Rabbitohs have been hit hard by the NRL match review committee following their 24-18 win over the Knights on Saturday.

    Three South Sydney players are facing extended time on the sidelines with George Burgess, Hymel Hunt and Braidon Burns all facing multiple week suspensions.

    Burgess was slapped with a grade 2 striking charge – which he was sent to the sin-bin for – on Newcastle's Mitchell Barnett. The Rabbitohs prop will miss two matches with an early guilty plea, but could miss three matches if he fights the charge and loses at the judiciary.

    Hunt is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after he was charged with a Grade 2 reckless high tackle on Brendan Elliot. An early plea would see the Rabbitoh miss four matches, but he risks up to a six-match ban if he fights the charge and loses.

    Burns was slapped with a grade 1 shoulder charge, but will only miss one match with an early plea.

    Manly duo Josh Starling and Apisai Koroisau could both avoid suspension with early pleas after they were cited following the Sea Eagles win over the Cowboys on Saturday night.

    Starling was cited for a grade 1 dangerous contact on Kyle Turner, while Koroisau was hit with a dangerous throw on Kane Linett.

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    Josh Starling doing a bit of work on the side is he?

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    Judiciary Update - George Burgess, Hymel Hunt, Braidon Burns


    Mon 20th March, 09:31AM


    Rabbitohs players George Burgess, Hymel Hunt and Braidon Burns have all taken the early guilty plea for each charge arising from Saturday’s game against the Newcastle Knights.

    George Burgess was charged with a grade two striking charge and will miss two matches.

    Hymel Hunt was charged with a grade two reckless high tackle charge and will miss four matches.

    Braidon Burns was charged with a grade one shoulder charge and will miss one match.


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    Whitehead facing tripping ban


    Sat 25 Mar, 2017, 5:15pm
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    Canberra Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead is facing a one- or two-match suspension for a trip on Alex Glenn in Friday night's loss to the Broncos.

    Whitehead was hit with a grade two tripping charge, meaning he will miss one match if he enters an early guilty plea and risks a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully fights the charge at the judiciary.

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    Mbye and James facing charges


    Sun 26 Mar, 2017, 5:13pm
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    Moses Mbye and Ryan James are both facing up to two match bans after they were cited by the NRL Match Review Committee on Sunday afternoon.

    Both players were cited for Grade 1 shoulder charges and will miss a match with an early guilty plea.

    They will face a two match ban if they fight the charge at the NRL judiciary and lose.

    Mbye was charged for his tackle on Manly forward Curtis Sironen in the Bulldogs 36-0 loss, while James was slapped with his charge for a tackle on Patrick Kaufusi inthe Titans 32-26 loss to the Cowboys.

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