Why “dangerous” AFL rule change could “make the game worse”

AFL journalist Sam McClure is of the opinion that the tighter interpretations around existing rules for holding the ball has the potential to “make the game worse”. The new rule results in umpires having to be less lenient towards players who have had prior opportunity, and McClure feels that lessening prior opportunity ultimately makes it more confusing for umpires and therefore more bad decisions will be made. “Prior opportunity right now is at a dangerous point and apparently Brad Scott and the...

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4 months ago, SEN

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