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Footage of AFL’s newly-introduced ‘stand’ rule sparks fierce debate – NEWS.com.au

Footage of AFL’s newly-introduced ‘stand’ rule sparks fierce debate

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The AFLs newly-introduced stand rule seems destined to ruffle some feathers this year after footage of an innocuous incident during Saturdays scratch match between the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles went viral.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 season.
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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