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Daniel Wells under scrutiny over bump as Kangaroos march on to finals

Drew Petrie appeared to dive for a crucial free-kick.

North Melbourne has all but secured September football with a 50-point win over a lukewarm Western Bulldogs side.

North Melbourne's Daniel Wells confident despite scrutiny for bump

Daniel Wells of the Kangaroos (right) bumps Shaun Higgins of the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Matt Murnane North Melbourne midfield ace Daniel Wells is hopeful two more games will be enough for him to be priming for finals, but whether he actually plays those remaining home-and-away matches could come...

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AFL bump rules to remain the same despite Nat Fyfe debate

The head will continue to be held as 'sacrosanct' according to AFL chief Gillon McLachlan.

Daniel Cherny Despite widespread debate surrounding the incident, bumps like that delivered by Fremantle star Nat Fyfe will continue to warrant the match review panel's attention.

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#FreeBallaz:Twitter abuzz over Hayden Ballantyne bump citing

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Liam Ducey There wasn’t a football fan alive – aside from Dockers fans – who didn’t issue a wry smile when Geelong full-back Matthew Scarlett suffered a brain-fade that caused him plant...

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Ross Lyon: MRP has put Ballantyne bump in 'too-hard' basket

Ross Lyon says Hayden Ballantyne's case has been thrown in the too-hard basket.

Tom Atkinson Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has been left confused after forward Hayden Ballantyne became the latest victim of the AFL’s crackdown on the new bump rule.

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AFL has gone soft on bump: Fyfe

Nat Fyfe believes the league is softening its position on the head-high bump.

Matt Murnane One of the AFL’s biggest names suspended under the bump rule this year has revealed the players now believe the league is “softening” its stance on head high contact.

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Tagger: Aren't we overdue for another bump crisis?

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Peter Hanlon Presumably Dimma Hardwick realises that being the AFL's first female club president doesn't change the fact that Peggy O'Neal's unequivocal endorsement means he'll be sacked by the end of next week.

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Adam Goodes under scrutiny over bump in Swans' 110-point win

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Andrew Wu Adam Goodes is likely to come under the scrutiny of the match review panel for a clumsy high hit which will again drag the bump back into the spotlight.

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The bump, just like chocolate but easier to ban

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Tegan Higginbotham Is football at risk of losing all its theatre and becoming a soft sport if we take out all the bumping and grinding?

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Lance Franklin faces bump trouble as Swans overcome Suns

Lance Franklin celebrates a goal with his teammates.

Matt Murnane Sydney's red-hot run has continued with a 35-point victory over Gold Coast.

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Maxwell bump puts him on brink of suspension

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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.

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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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Ross Lyon is not sad that the AFL bump is dead

Melbourne's Jake Spencer knocks down St.Kilda's Ben McEvoy with a head high bump.

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

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Douglas bump sent straight to tribunal

Richard Douglas contacts Callan Ward.

Jesse Hogan Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas must face the tribunal on Tuesday night after the match review panel chose to waive its role of setting the punishment for him for picking off an unsuspecting...

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Richard Douglas given two-game AFL ban for bump

Adelaide's Richard Douglas.

Adelaide's Richard Douglas has been suspended for two games for his off-the-ball bump on Greater Western Sydney co-captain Callan Ward.

Clubs have themselves to blame for bump rule suspensions: Brad Scott

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Matt Murnane Any club who complains about their players being suspended for accidental head clashes while bumping this season will only have themselves to blame, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says.

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The Jack Viney bump controversy, at a glance

Melbourne's Jack Viney (number 7) collides with Tom Lynch and Alex Georgiou.

Will Brodie Ex-players, commentators and fans fear that vigorous body contact, a cornerstone of the game, is threatened by the Viney verdict.

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AFL bump rules in place to prevent class action, says leading sports lawyer

Greg Williams' case is one of the several high-publicised instances of former players suffering as a result of head knocks sustained during their careers

Daniel Cherny The lawyer who defended Brett Deledio at the tribunal immediately after the potentially game-changing Jack Viney decision, believes that the AFL's rule changes in recent seasons have likely shielded...

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Viney cleared, but Dees support bump rule

Jake Niall The AFL appeals board has cleared Jack Viney and overturned his contentious suspension, but Melbourne still supports the AFL's bump rule.

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Stay of execution for the bump

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Greg Baum The bump is not in mortal danger, after all. It hasn't even changed nature, particularly.