Collingwood has been accused of “deliberate” rule violations during the closing stages of the AFL grand final.Sam GoodwinOctober 2, 2023, 12:47 a.m.
Jordan de Goey (R) scored the winning goal after Collingwood was booked for breaching the 6-6-6 rule (L).
Image: Channel 7/GettyQuestions are being asked over whether Collingwood deliberately broke the 6-6-6 rule towards the end of the AFL grand final to get a more favorable ball rather than a rebound.
The Magpies won a thrilling grand final by just four points, beating Brisbane 12.18 (90) to 13.8 (86).
Looking back, eagle-eyed fans pointed out a potentially insidious detail that the majority missed.
Five minutes from time, the Lions had just taken an 80-78 advantage after a superb goal from Charlie Cameron.
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Craig Mc Rae drops bombshell on wife after grand final The referee was about to restart play with a center rebound when another referee informed him that the Pies had broken the 6-6-6 rule, which only allows a team to have six players in each “third” of the land.
“Just an unnecessary delay,” Brian Taylor said in a commentary on Channel 7.
Matthew Richardson added: “Why do we need this? We shouldn’t bother (with the rule) anymore.