AFL should scrap sub rule: Crows coach

Adelaide coach Phil Walsh says the AFL’s substitute rule should be scrapped.

“I’m not on a crusade,” Walsh told reporters on Thursday.

“I don’t like the sub.”

The first-year head coach says the substitute has never been a part of Australian Rules football.

“It’s a bit like the interchange – I don’t think it’s part of our game, as simple as that.

“It has never been in the game.

“The sub was brought in to even it out of you got an injury early.

“My argument is, just bring the interchange cap back and then you don’t have to worry about it.

“But I’m only a second game coach. So I’m not trying to drive an agenda. That is just my opinion.”

Walsh, who also wants a reduction in the interchange cap of 120 a game, says he has a policy that none of his Crows players will be a substitute in consecutive games.

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