New rules for 2019. How will they affect the game?

Which of the changes do you think will make it a better game?

  • Change 1. Traditional playing positions at centre bounces

  • Change 2. Kick-ins

  • Change 3. Marks and free kicks in defence

  • Change 4. Runners and water carriers

  • Change 5. Umpire contact

  • Change 6. 50m penalties

  • Change 7. Kicking for goal after the siren

  • Change 8. Marking contests

  • Change 9. Ruck contests: prior opportunity

  • You cannot be serious!


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Blades

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Not a lot of love for these new rules. I'm with Damian Barrett (Sliding Doors) on this one. At least that the rule changes are pretty good. Not that others are crazy for not liking them...
I think that's one of the great things about the game and this site...Intelligent, knowledgeable people about the game can look at the same new rules and for different reasons have a 100% different take on them.
 

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Blades

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#23
Makes Grundy possibly a better option as he's been very good at this, especially in front of goal.

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I thinks, to a lessor extent, you could add Goldy and Nank to the list of beneficiaries. They seem to outbody or are quick to get in position for the occasional easy ball. Less so the great tap ruckman like Gawn, Naitanui etc who get heaps of points anyway from outjumping/ outreaching their opponents anyway
 

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Don't get over excited with the ruck rule. Coaches will now deploy a player at the stoppages to counter the ruckman who takes hold of the ball.
 
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Don't get over excited with the ruck rule. Coaches will now deploy a player at the stoppages to counter the ruckman who takes hold of the ball.
I think, in general, people are making too much of this rule change. The "prior opportunity" rule was only in place 5 years, and if you go back beyond then, Rucks sharking the ball at Ruck contests wouldn't happen more than 5 or 6 times in most games. From the number of stoppages in a game, that's not going to cause that may much of a change. What it will change, is Clubs putting "faux" rucks like Grigg into too many contests, as they will want to guard against this happening.
 

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I think, in general, people are making too much of this rule change. The "prior opportunity" rule was only in place 5 years, and if you go back beyond then, Rucks sharking the ball at Ruck contests wouldn't happen more than 5 or 6 times in most games. From the number of stoppages in a game, that's not going to cause that may much of a change. What it will change, is Clubs putting "faux" rucks like Grigg into too many contests, as they will want to guard against this happening.
Agree, but there isn't much else happening with Supercoach to get the SC adrenalin going :)
 

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Personally found the impact on sc of recent rule changes have been quite profound.
 

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https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...f=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport_afl

The AFL has introduced a "Toby Greene rule'' aimed at preventing players from raising their stops and causing injury in marking and other contests.
The AFL Commission has approved of a rule that will lead to a crackdown on players such as Greene who have raised their leg in a way that exposes opponents to boot-stud injury, with free kicks paid and potentially suspensions for more severe offences with studs up.
The Greene rule was passed by the commission, along with a raft of other reforms to the laws of the game, including a change to the bumping rule and have given the match review officer the option of a set penalty of three matches for some head high, severe and intentional incidents......…....As reported by The Age on Monday, the commission also changed the bumping rule to make the player who elects to bump liable if there's a head clash or other impact that isn't directly to the head and will crack down on low-level punches and niggles. The bumping change could be referred to as the Ryan Burton rule, given that the then-Hawk's bump on Shaun Higgins - for which Burton was cleared - was clearly the catalyst for the change.
 
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#29
The Toby Greene rule is really a bit of a non event as do we have a lot of those situations? Having said that did not like what Greene did. More likely a player gets a full knee in the back of the head during a marking contest than studs (and the knee to the head is not considered high contact still??). As for the niggle punches etc well they have said that off and on for years and it usually starts out being applied harshly first few games, then a wobble period followed by throw a dart at the board and let's see what the tribunal do. It never lasts and it just gets everyone annoyed when the penalties are not applied consistently. And can we just tag the player now instead of bumping him and then he hands the ball over to the opposition player in a pleasant non aggressive manner?
 

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The Toby Greene rule is really a bit of a non event as do we have a lot of those situations? Having said that did not like what Greene did. More likely a player gets a full knee in the back of the head during a marking contest than studs (and the knee to the head is not considered high contact still??). As for the niggle punches etc well they have said that off and on for years and it usually starts out being applied harshly first few games, then a wobble period followed by throw a dart at the board and let's see what the tribunal do. It never lasts and it just gets everyone annoyed when the penalties are not applied consistently. And can we just tag the player now instead of bumping him and then he hands the ball over to the opposition player in a pleasant non aggressive manner?
Regarding the knee to the head, all it will take is for a nasty incident to happen, that catches the media's attention, which the media will milk, and the public get excited, then the AFL will make it illegal.
 

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Regarding the knee to the head, all it will take is for a nasty incident to happen, that catches the media's attention, which the media will milk, and the public get excited, then the AFL will make it illegal.
Did you see when kade kolo got kneed in the back of the head? I thought he’d died he dropped that quickly.
 
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