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

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.


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.


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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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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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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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.


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.