AFL Waves Goodbye To Grand Final Replay.
The AFL has announced that no future AFL Grand Finals will go to a replay.
Following a review into the finals system, it has been decided that a final replay is not fair for teams preparations.
It will mean that there will be two extra 5 minute halves. If teams are still then level, no siren will sound and it's ''Golden Score'' meaning next point wins, including a rush behind!
1) The AFL will no longer use a replay for a drawn Toyota AFL Grand Final. 1 period, split into 2 halves, of extra time for all finals.— AFL House (@AFL_House) April 19, 2016
The reasoning behind this is that by having a replay exactly a week after the Grand Final, it can cause a disadvantage to finals teams but also means adjutments have to be made to trades periods.
2) If scores remain level after the second half of extra time, the siren will not sound. Play continues until next score from either team.— AFL House (@AFL_House) April 19, 2016
It will be a rule from this year. Meaning no more draws in finals footy AT ALL.
The most recent drawn Grand Final was in 2010 when St Kilda and Collingwood couldn't get across the line. A week later the Magpies won by 56 points.