Running bounce 15m vs Paid mark 15m

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sobrave

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One of the games this weekend (GC v Richmond maybe?), One player kicks it very short to another player, paid the mark, kicks it straight back... Not 15?

Does make me laugh sometimes.
Sometimes the umpires get the shits with all the short kicks in a row and will call not 15 on one that easily goes about 20m.
 

harrythetiger

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Interesting the reports that the AFL is considering extending the 15m for a mark to 20.
Either they haven’t been watching the game nearly close enough to see that they should just get umps to actually enforce 15m and they’ll get the desired effect - in which case they just should not be changing rules.
Or, they’ve tried that and umpires haven’t responded at all.
 

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Conner Mckenna, runs and kicks the ball to himself and keeps running, although it looks good, he is still in possession of the ball without bouncing it and should be penalised.
 

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Conner Mckenna, runs and kicks the ball to himself and keeps running, although it looks good, he is still in possession of the ball without bouncing it and should be penalised.
It's another grey area of the AFL rules, although you could argue the rules say you have to bounce it, and you'd be right. If you rush a kick and it goes 20 metres vertically but only 10 metres horizontally, which is fairly common, and then 'mark' it, it's deemed a new possession (and not a mark). Personally, I don't mind him substituting a bounce with that but technically you're probably right considering that if you handball it to yourself it's deemed you've been in possession the whole time.
 

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It's another grey area of the AFL rules, although you could argue the rules say you have to bounce it, and you'd be right. If you rush a kick and it goes 20 metres vertically but only 10 metres horizontally, which is fairly common, and then 'mark' it, it's deemed a new possession (and not a mark). Personally, I don't mind him substituting a bounce with that but technically you're probably right considering that if you handball it to yourself it's deemed you've been in possession the whole time.
Really, I didn't know that, cheers
 

Ducky Tie

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The new kick in rule doesn't seem to require a bounce when a player plays on out of the square 30 metres.
Yeah it's a free for all. Petrevski Seton has gone a solid 25 here from the goal square. Ump watches on.

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According to someone on the umpiring roster (who hasn't cracked an AFL game yet), they're meant to count the steps of the ball carrier to determine 15m but for a kick they look at the different patches of grass to judge distance (also how they measure the 50m penalties).

The problem is some grounds have the squares mowed in at 10m intervals but Marvel stadium apparently had 9m intervals for part of the year. Typical of the AFL to take something fairly straightforward and make it into an impossibly complex task.
 

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