MIKE QUIRKE: Already there’s a championship case for sin-bin and the mark

We’re barely into February and two of seven rounds of the Allianz National Football League are already in the rear-view mirror. 

It won’t be until we’ve had a full body of league games that we’ll be properly able to assess what impact, if any, the new rules have had on the flow and quality of the football on show.

Early indications would suggest that many of the top tier teams haven’t really engaged with the temporary amendments to the rulebook. 

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