Ha, the latest propaganda piece says there must be 3 (not 2) people in each arc at the centre tip-off… i.e. the “rucks” (who aren’t allowed to ruck) will be 20 metres from anyone else. Not sure if it’s a stuff-up or a late rule change.
“It’s also worth noting that the traditional coin toss has been given the flick. Instead teams will start kicking towards the side of the ground that their interchange bench is on, before swapping for the second half.” — do they toss a coin to determine what side their bench is on?
“The pre-game tradition of running through a banner before a game with the club song blaring has also been scrapped.“ — because fark you, that’s why.
“AFLX games won’t count towards a player’s eligibility for life membership. Only premiership season games are taken into consideration and the old format of the pre-season competition where there was a genuine prize or winner at the end of the series.” — at least they hate themselves, too.
“As for what colour the umpires will be wearing, well that remains a mystery.” — I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict something like this in our game versus the Saints: