The AFL won’t introduce an 18-metre goal square next season, according to the Herald Sun.
It’s expected the AFL will officially announce rule adjustments for the 2019 season later today.
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Instead of the extended goal square, the report states the AFL will enable the kicker-in with more possibilities to move the ball forward quicker. Some of these could include allowing the player with the ball to play-on more easily, or moving the man on the mark back.
The 6-6-6 centre bounce formation is still expected to be implemented, runners will only be allowed 45 seconds on the ground after goals, and a tougher interpretation of prior opportunity are the other likely announcements today.