Inside Sport - - THE BREAKDOWN -

In an idea that seemed like it came out of a conference room brain­storm­ing ses­sion, the AFL pre­sented AFLX.Touted as Aussie rules’ an­swer to T20 (you know, be­cause the game is so slow and bor­ing), this game is played seven-on-seven on a soccer-sized pitch, with ten-minute quar­ters. The AFL is look­ing at fill­ing the Septem­ber bye week with a show­case event, with non-fi­nals sides con­tribut­ing to a prize pot. We like Max Gawn’s sug­ges­tion: in­stead of clubs, how about pick-up sides?

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