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Leigh Matthews’ take on how a send-off rule would work

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Leigh Matthews says the AFL is “ready” for a send-off rule.

Tomas Bugg hit on Callum Mills, which left the Swans a man down for the entire match, has put a send-off rule back on the radar.

Lethal told 3AW Football how it would work, using last night’s incident as an example.

He said a review panel could have removed Bugg from the game as soon as the next break in play.

“Not an instant send-off, but at the next break, you confirm everything,” Leigh said.

“That seems fair and reasonable to me.”

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But AFL football operations manager Simon Lethlean poured cold water on it.

“I don’t think a send-off rule has a place in the elite level of our game,” Lethlean said.

Lethlean also said the AFL isn’t thinking about re-introducing a sub.

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