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AFL has gone soft on bump: Fyfe

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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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.

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Viney bump was out of time

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Greg Baum Jack Viney's two-match suspension was remitted at least partly because he was considered to have had too little time to do other than crash into Tom Lynch.

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'Mediocre' Fremantle faces Paul Duffield bump scrutiny

Docker Paul Duffield gets set to tackle Travis Boak of the Power.

Ashley Porter After a week of tribunal drama climaxed by Jack Viney having his two-week suspension overturned, the AFL review panel will be back assessing yet another head-high shoulder bump – this time...

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Eagle Mark LeCras in doubt for next outing after bump

Mark LeCras takes a mark during Sunday's game against GWS.

Brad Elborough, Perth While West Coast celebrates Josh Kennedy's 11-goal haul and the side's most productive return of the 2014 season so far, one of the catalysts, Mark LeCras, has a nervous wait to see if he will be...

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The bump may be dead but we should be happy no player is

Dean Terlich is attended to by medics on the ground.

Simon White One day, someone isn’t going to get up. Every time I see a player cop a knock to the head and lay motionless on the turf for any extended period, it’s the first thought that pops into my...

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Bump's life passes before its eyes

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Greg Baum Last week, the bump had a near-death experience. Now its vital signs are being monitored again as six players digest the match review panel's verdicts on their bumps.

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Efforts to bump off tough clashes leave me stumped

Wayne Carey.

Wayne Carey The bump is alive. Long live the bump! The outcome of Jack Viney's case – and the spate of more recent examples - has thankfully proved that the bump is here to stay.

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Footy world braces for another week of bump debate after Hannebery-Hurley collision

Collision course: Dan Hannebery and Michael Hurley collide in Friday night's game at Etihad.

Daniel Cherny The football world was bracing on Saturday for another week dominated by discussion of the bump after a contentious incident involving Sydney's Dan Hannebery and Essendon's Michael Hurley on Friday...

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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

Tegan Higginbotham

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.

#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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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.