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‘What a joke’: AFL fans fume over footage of controversial new rule – NEWS.com.au

‘What a joke’: AFL fans fume over footage of controversial new rule

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The AFLs newly-introduced standing the mark rule remains a point of contention ahead of the 2021 premiership, and footage from an Essendon training session has done nothing to silence the doubters.In an effort to encourage more scoring, defending players will effectively be prohibited from moving side-to-side more than a metre while on the mark this year.
If umpires believe the player on the mark has shifted too far, the opposition will be awarded a 50-metre penalty.
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