The AFL’s new stand rule is designed to make life difficult for players like Brisbane’s All-Australian defender Harris Andrews.
- Umpires have been told players cannot move when standing on the mark, a rule designed to open up more of the field
- Fans were outraged after a 50 metre penalty was paid when Fremantle’s Brennan Cox was judged to have moved off the mark in a practice game
- All-Australian defender Harris Andrews said it has opened up the game and will allow more goals to be kicked
But the fullback, despite admitting he now feels a “little bit helpless” when standing on the mark, is fine with that and expects it’s here to stay after AFL boss Gillon McLachlan called for patience from disgruntled fans.
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