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New rule changes for the 2019 season
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:08:53 pm »
AFL Rule Changes - 2019

AFL Commission has approved nine rule changes that will take effect from the 2019 season:

Video explainer: http://www.afl.com.au/video/2018-10-11/exclusive-the-new-rules-revealed
Text explainer: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-10-11/new-rules-revealed-nine-changes-for-2019

My Thoughts:
I think the most interesting ones are the rules that effectively try to promote attack:
* once a behind is signalled, the player doesn't have to kick to themselves and can simply handball etc. to commence play.
* the player can play on at any point during the 50m penalty (even before the run to the point is finalised)

Runners/water carriers aren't allowed on at all during live play. Very happy with this one - will stop them getting in the way, often unintentionally.

The 6-6-6 rule really interests me - it means that you have those FF/FB players all the way down in the goal square. Once the ball is bounced in the centre, it's going to take them a while to get from there to whereever the ball is. Also provides an opportunity for a player to be available for a mark.

What do you think about the new rule changes? Comment below.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 03:18:34 pm by Aaron »
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