MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jason Blake and Brendon Goddard of the Saints and Dayne Beams of the Magpies react as the siren sounds at the end of the game and it is a draw during the AFL Grand Final match between the Collingwood Magpies and the St Kilda Saints at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Grand Final replays set to be a thing of the past

The AFL is reportedly considering scrapping the controversial Grand Final replay.

Damian Barrett has reported on The Footy Show that the AFL Commission is discussing doing away with one of the oldest traditions in favour of playing extra time if the game ends in a draw.

Barrett said that the Commission could sign off on the change as early as this season.

St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna, who played in the 2010 drawn Grand Final and the replay the following week, said that he is in favour of the move.

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“I don’t think you’ll find a player that played in that Grand Final that wanted to play a replay,” Montagna said.

“I think extra time is common sense, it’s inevitable. I think now that it’s a national competition, it should be fair for all players.”

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