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ducking, tackle, dropping knees, Jack Ginnivan, Collingwood Magpies

AFL coaches Sam Mitchell and Mark McVeigh agree players simply need to get better at tackling, amid debate over the ‘Ginnivan rule’ – where players drop their knees to draw a high contact free kick.

Mitchell said the idea players are coached to lower their body height in a tackle is “not an issue” and admitted his team “would do three minutes of training on it a week”.

Collingwood’s Jack Ginnivan has drawn plenty of criticism for his ability to win free kicks in attacking situations, but his coach Craig McRae has praised the youngster’s actions as a “skill set”.

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Ginnivan has won a competition-high 17 free kicks for high contact this season – three more than the next best, Sydney’s Errol Gulden, according to Champion Data.

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