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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Defensive Dangerfield slams AFLX doubters


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Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield has taken another swipe at the vocal critics of the new-look AFLX competition ahead of Friday's event.

Dangerfield will be leading out Team Bolts along with former Hawthorn great Luke Hodge and said he couldn't understand the negativity surrounding the competition.

"It's been interesting seeing just how many negative articles there has been and the personal opinion of those journalists," he said.

"It (AFLX) is not aimed at them, it's aimed at a younger demographic.

Patrick Dangerfield Nat Fyfe

"I'd encourage having an open mind towards it. We're really excited about it."

With Dangerfield's Bolts set to take the field at Marvel Stadium in less than 24 hours, here's everything you need to know about this year's AFLX competition.

When is this year's AFLX and where is it being played?

This year's AFLX tournament will take a different approach to last year's competition, with the entire tournament taking place on February 22.

The event will be hosted at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, with the first match set to take place at 7.10pm AEDT.

Eddie Betts Jack Riewoldt

What are the teams involved?

This year's AFLX competition will see four teams involved:

Team Bolts captained by Patrick Dangerfield
Team Deadly captained by Eddie Betts
Team Flyers captained by Nat Fyfe
Team Rampage captained by Jack Riewoldt

What are the fixtures for this year's AFLX?

This year's AFLX will see a round-robin tournament played with each team playing the other once, before the top two face off in a Grand Final.

7.10pm: Bolts v Rampage
7.37pm: Bolts v Deadly
8.04pm: Deadly v Flyers
8.31pm: Rampage v Flyers
8.58pm: Rampage v Deadly
9.25pm: Bolts v Flyers
9.57pm: AFLX Grand Final

Patrick Cripps

What are the full AFLX squads?

TEAM BOLTS: Patrick Dangerfield (C), Luke Hodge (VC), Tom Hawkins, Steele Sidebottom, Mark Blicavs, Andrew Gaff, Luke Parker, Jaidyn Stephenson, Andrew McGrath, Jack Billings, Daniel Rich, Jack Steele, Jamie Macmillan, Tom Rockliff.

TEAM DEADLY: Eddie Betts (C), Shaun Burgoyne (VC), Bradley Hill, Jarrod Harbrow, Tim Kelly, Jack Martin, Travis Varcoe, Jade Gresham, Lewis Jetta, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Nathan Wilson, Willie Rioli, Sam Powell-Pepper, Cameron Ellis-Yolman.

TEAM FLYERS: Nat Fyfe (C), Marcus Bontempelli (VC), Scott Pendlebury, Alex Rance, Callan Ward, Isaac Heeney, Stephen Coniglio, Rory Laird, Travis Boak, Lachie Hunter, Aliir Aliir, Michael Hurley, Josh P. Kennedy, Jack Higgins.

TEAM RAMPAGE: Jack Riewoldt (C), Patrick Cripps (VC), Lachie Whitfield, Rory Sloane, Phil Davis, Dayne Zorko, Jared Polec, Lachie Weller, Easton Wood, Bayley Fritsch, Dylan Shiel, Shaun Higgins, Tim Membrey, Zac Fisher.

Lewis Jetta

What are the AFLX rules?

AFLX will be played on a field that shares the dimensions of a football pitch.

The pitch will be 110m long and 70m wide with 15m long 'forward zones' on each side of the pitch. The centre of the pitch will have a 'launch zone' that is 10m long.

Each team will have rosters with 14 players, with eight players on the field and the remaining six as interchange players. Each team will have two defenders, two wings, two forwards, one midfielder and one ruck.

Games will be played in the form of two 10-minute halves, with the umpire to throw the ball up to commence play at the beginning of each half and after a 10-point goal has been scored.

Players are permitted to take just 10 seconds to take their set-shots for either six-point or 10-point goal attempts and are only required to bounce the ball every 20m instead of the normal 15m.

In an attempt to encourage attacking and fast-paced play, umpires will not award marks taken from backwards kicks unless they occur inside the 15m forward zone.

Further punitive measures have also been introduced with regards to deliberate rushed behinds. Teams who deliberately rush behinds will not only concede the behind, but will also give up a free set-shot to the opposition just 15m out from goal.

What is a 'game-changer'?

Each AFLX team will have a nominated player known as a 'game-changer' who can earn double points for his side during the final five minutes of every match.

A behind from that player will be worth two points, a regulation goal will be worth 12 points and a supergoal will be worth 20 points.

How can players kick a supergoal?

Players can score a 10-point supergoal via two methods:

Either by kicking the ball through the goals from anywhere within or behind the 40m 'launch zone' or by taking a mark inside a designated 15m arc close to the goal which has come via a kick from within or behind the 40m 'launch zone' and then kicking the ball through the goals.

AFLX odds via SportsBet

Team Flyers: $3.25
Team Deadly: $3.50
Team Rampage: $3.50
Team Bolts: $4.50

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield has taken another swipe at the vocal critics of the new-look AFLX competition ahead of Friday's event.

Dangerfield will be leading out Team Bolts along with former Hawthorn great Luke Hodge and said he couldn't understand the negativity surrounding the competition.

"It's been interesting seeing just how many negative articles there has been and the personal opinion of those journalists," he said.

"It (AFLX) is not aimed at them, it's aimed at a younger demographic.

Patrick Dangerfield Nat Fyfe

"I'd encourage having an open mind towards it. We're really excited about it."

With Dangerfield's Bolts set to take the field at Marvel Stadium in less than 24 hours, here's everything you need to know about this year's AFLX competition.

When is this year's AFLX and where is it being played?

This year's AFLX tournament will take a different approach to last year's competition, with the entire tournament taking place on February 22.

The event will be hosted at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, with the first match set to take place at 7.10pm AEDT.

Eddie Betts Jack Riewoldt

What are the teams involved?

This year's AFLX competition will see four teams involved:

Team Bolts captained by Patrick Dangerfield
Team Deadly captained by Eddie Betts
Team Flyers captained by Nat Fyfe
Team Rampage captained by Jack Riewoldt

What are the fixtures for this year's AFLX?

This year's AFLX will see a round-robin tournament played with each team playing the other once, before the top two face off in a Grand Final.

7.10pm: Bolts v Rampage
7.37pm: Bolts v Deadly
8.04pm: Deadly v Flyers
8.31pm: Rampage v Flyers
8.58pm: Rampage v Deadly
9.25pm: Bolts v Flyers
9.57pm: AFLX Grand Final

Patrick Cripps

What are the full AFLX squads?

TEAM BOLTS: Patrick Dangerfield (C), Luke Hodge (VC), Tom Hawkins, Steele Sidebottom, Mark Blicavs, Andrew Gaff, Luke Parker, Jaidyn Stephenson, Andrew McGrath, Jack Billings, Daniel Rich, Jack Steele, Jamie Macmillan, Tom Rockliff.

TEAM DEADLY: Eddie Betts (C), Shaun Burgoyne (VC), Bradley Hill, Jarrod Harbrow, Tim Kelly, Jack Martin, Travis Varcoe, Jade Gresham, Lewis Jetta, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Nathan Wilson, Willie Rioli, Sam Powell-Pepper, Cameron Ellis-Yolman.

TEAM FLYERS: Nat Fyfe (C), Marcus Bontempelli (VC), Scott Pendlebury, Alex Rance, Callan Ward, Isaac Heeney, Stephen Coniglio, Rory Laird, Travis Boak, Lachie Hunter, Aliir Aliir, Michael Hurley, Josh P. Kennedy, Jack Higgins.

TEAM RAMPAGE: Jack Riewoldt (C), Patrick Cripps (VC), Lachie Whitfield, Rory Sloane, Phil Davis, Dayne Zorko, Jared Polec, Lachie Weller, Easton Wood, Bayley Fritsch, Dylan Shiel, Shaun Higgins, Tim Membrey, Zac Fisher.

Lewis Jetta

What are the AFLX rules?

AFLX will be played on a field that shares the dimensions of a football pitch.

The pitch will be 110m long and 70m wide with 15m long 'forward zones' on each side of the pitch. The centre of the pitch will have a 'launch zone' that is 10m long.

Each team will have rosters with 14 players, with eight players on the field and the remaining six as interchange players. Each team will have two defenders, two wings, two forwards, one midfielder and one ruck.

Games will be played in the form of two 10-minute halves, with the umpire to throw the ball up to commence play at the beginning of each half and after a 10-point goal has been scored.

Players are permitted to take just 10 seconds to take their set-shots for either six-point or 10-point goal attempts and are only required to bounce the ball every 20m instead of the normal 15m.

In an attempt to encourage attacking and fast-paced play, umpires will not award marks taken from backwards kicks unless they occur inside the 15m forward zone.

Further punitive measures have also been introduced with regards to deliberate rushed behinds. Teams who deliberately rush behinds will not only concede the behind, but will also give up a free set-shot to the opposition just 15m out from goal.

What is a 'game-changer'?

Each AFLX team will have a nominated player known as a 'game-changer' who can earn double points for his side during the final five minutes of every match.

A behind from that player will be worth two points, a regulation goal will be worth 12 points and a supergoal will be worth 20 points.

How can players kick a supergoal?

Players can score a 10-point supergoal via two methods:

Either by kicking the ball through the goals from anywhere within or behind the 40m 'launch zone' or by taking a mark inside a designated 15m arc close to the goal which has come via a kick from within or behind the 40m 'launch zone' and then kicking the ball through the goals.

AFLX odds via SportsBet

Team Flyers: $3.25
Team Deadly: $3.50
Team Rampage: $3.50
Team Bolts: $4.50

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