Crow ruckman wants third-man block allowed
AFL: Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs may have a gig on the league's rules committee when he retires after putting forward a plan to quell the influence of the 'third-man up'.
The AFL is considering banning tactic in which a player other than the two designated ruckmen compete for the tap at throw-ins or bounce downs.
"It's important that you can't just allow players to have a jump into you,” the big Crow said told reporters.
"I reckon if a third man is going to go up, then I think you should be able to block his run and it not be a free kick.
"I'm a bit of a traditionalist and it's obviously a tactic that is used against bigger ruckmen or dominating ruckmen, so I wouldn't like to see it be ruled out altogether. But I think it can definitely be tweaked.”
Clubs have been split on the rule, but a final decision, one way or another, is expected to be made in the new year.