|18||Greater Western Sydney
Last week the AFL approved the introduction of two new rules.
a) A free kick can now be awarded for deliberate rushed behinds – the benefit of the doubt will be given to the defender;
b) Umpires to award a 50 metre penalty against players who tackle, hold or make high contact against an opponent after the opponent has disposed of the football, for the purpose of preventing them from taking part in the next contest.
Our correspondent somehow manages to trace all changes in the history of the game back to Hawthorn. And by omitting the reason for the introduction of the centre square actually adds weight to his strange argument.