Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has raised fresh concerns over the AFL’s ‘stand’ rule, warning a grand final could be decided by a minor infraction by a player on the mark.
The 61-year-old’s comments came after Lions captain Dayne Zorko gifted St Kilda’s Jack Higgins a goal during Friday night’s contest at Marvel Stadium.
Higgins faked a handpass to teammate Jarrod Lienert and Zorko flinched on the mark, taking one step to his left before realising he’d been tricked.
Higgins was awarded a 50-metre penalty and converted his set shot from the goal square, sparking a Saints fightback before Brisbane steadied to win by 15 points.
“Do we want a grand final decided on a decision like that? Can you imagine?” Fagan asked reporters post-match.
“I can’t imagine that. My personal viewers is we should review that rule and that’s not a criticism of the way that it is.
“I think it’s been quite a good rule…