AFL scraps golden point rule to decide grand final draws

The possibility of a premiership being decided by a golden point has been scrapped after the AFL commission decided to change the extra time rules used to decide a grand final draw that have been in place for just four seasons.

Under the new rule two three-minute halves plus time on will be played to break any deadlock at the end of regulation time. If the teams remain tied after that period then the process will repeat until a winner is decided.

The previous rule introduced at the end of 2015 required two five-minute halves to be played if a grand final was drawn and if scores remained tied after that period then play would continue without a siren sounding until one team scored and was declared the winner.

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