Ross Lyon is not sad that the AFL bump is dead

The bump is dead, and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon couldn't be happier.


Maxwell bump puts him on brink of suspension

Nick Maxwell

Jesse Hogan Collingwood defender Nick Maxwell could spend the rest of his final season on the brink of suspension if the match review panel punishes him for a high bump at the weekend.


AFL faces call to ban the bump

The head-high bump.

Campbell Brown calls on the AFL to ban the bump after accidental head clashes led to controversial suspensions.

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If your bump hits high, you're gone

Geelong's Joel Selwood receives a high bump from Saint Arryn Siposs.

Jon Pierik Umpires will award free kicks and report players for rough conduct if a bump results in contact to the head.

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Bump-free play spares Ballantyne Power pain

Hayden Ballantyne

Fremantle forward lucky AFL players can't bump any more, coach Ken Hinkley says.


Hawthorn's finals charge hits a bump as Buddy faces potential ban

Australia plays the West Indies in a one-day game under floodlights at the SCG earlier this year. Will Test matches look like this in a few years?

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn's premiership chances could suffer a significant blow with star spearhead Lance Franklin in danger of missing the first finals game, and maybe more, due to suspension.

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Bump may be costly for Cats

Happy Chappy: Paul Chapman after a goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Michael Gleeson Geelong's victory may have come at a cost, with Paul Chapman reported.


Betts apologises to young Saint over bump

Eddie Betts hits hard.

Jesse Hogan An adverse medical report from St Kilda on youngster Nathan Wright’s jaw after a bump from Betts on Monday night triggered a base suspension of five matches for rough conduct.


Clubs split on review of bump rules

Ben Reid and Lindsay Thomas

Jake Niall Head clashes caused by a bump, such as in the contentious Lindsay Thomas-Ben Reid case, could be changed to bring a suspension, under a potential revision to the bumping rules.


'Sad day: the bump is dead'

Geelong's James Kelly

Jesse Hogan Favourable evidence from Brendon Goddard does not sway the tribunal.

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AFL bump a fine line: McCartney

Just centimetres now separate a fair bump and an illegal one in the AFL, according to Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.


Coaches urge caution on bump furore

Sherrin football

One coach says the bump isn't dead. One says it is. Yet another says there's only centimetres in it.


Johnson bumped over bump, Crowley fined for pinching Roo

Steve Johnson.

Matt Murnane Match review panel findings from round 13 are set to revive two debates.

Coaches cop bump rule on chin

James Kelly's bump

Jesse Hogan and Rohan Connolly Coaches proving themselves more amenable than players to AFL's rationale for, and implementation of, stringent rules to dissuade high contact during bumps.

Bump far from dead, says Ball

Melbourne's Luke Tapscott was reported for this bump on Carlton's Kade Simpson in round 6.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.


Ziebell offered three-match ban for bump

Jack Ziebell's bump.

Jesse Hogan Kangaroos' bid to revive faltering season receives a significant blow.

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Just don't do it: Swans' simple philosophy on bump

Swans coach John Longmire.

Andrew Wu, Sydney Sydney coach John Longmire reveals he does not encourage his players to bump.

Cats' Johnson scrutinised for Selwood bump

Bump: Steve Johnson makes contact with Adam Selwood.

Jesse Hogan Pivotal Geelong forward expected to be scrutinised by the match review panel.

Australian Football

Tigers' bump and late goal KO Tricolours

Sport: NEAFL Queanbyean Tigers vs Ainslie. (left) Mal Fernie from Queanbyean Tigers and Rob Tuohey from Ainslie. 24 March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne A high hit on Christopher Barrie and a James Kavanagh goal after the siren leave Ainslie fuming.


Ruckman gets four over bump

Neil Irwin

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan ruckman Neil Irwin suspended for four weeks for high contact.