Bye round to precede AFL finals

Bye round to precede AFL finals

The AFL have announced a bye round between the regular season and the finals for 2016.

Round 23 was struck by controversy this season after a number of teams pulled out their best players in preparation for the finals.

“The AFL has introduced a bye week before the finals so that those clubs playing in September can have the best possible lead-in and preparation for the most important matches of our season,” AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said on Thursday.

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