AFL coaches have thrown their support behind the alterations of new VFL zoning rules, with Essendon coach Ben Rutten calling the game “pretty difficult to watch” with the original anti-density regulations in place.
Injury riddled and desperate to avoid an 0-3 start to the season, Essendon coach Ben Rutten is searching for a winning formula in the middle of the park to compete with a St Kilda line-up bolstered by new recruit Brad Crouch.
New density rules in the VFL and faster ball movement in the AFL has seen a seismic shift in the way both games are played. Essendon coach Ben Rutten is now exploring alternative ways to get match fitness into his young Dons and returning stars.
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