Further to the release on Friday i can reveal exclusively to bomberblitz further changes the afl are considering to liven up the the final rounds of the season:
*Super goals are in
*Goals and points are worth double value in time on
*If the ball hits the goal post and comes back into play then play on
*Mid season trade period held at completion of round 17
*No marks paid for backwards kicks.
*Teams aren't allowed more than 3 consecutive handballs without a kick
*Nominated forwards and backs can't leave the forward 50, nor can mids enter the arcs
*Reduced benches and maximum 5 interchanges per quarter
*Last person to touch a ball before the ball goes out of play gets a free kick awarded against them
*Teams have to nominate rovers for each ruck contest and only they may touch the ball after a ruck contest.
*Speccies will be rewarded with a 20 meter gain for an exciting mark (based on umpire discretion)
These rules are designed to reduce congestion and ensure a free flowing, attacking game.
Further, the excitement of wildcard weekend will be enhanced with teams allowed to loan stars from competitors not active in wild card week. Imagine the excitement of a Richmond forward line with two rioli's!
These changes will be met with universally positive press as the afl innovators continue to grow our game