Newly minted Channel 7 Chief Footy Reporter Mitch Cleary says that the future of the centre bounce is uncertain.
“I think it will be a talking point over summer whether they keep the bounce,” Mitch said on the Rush Hour.
“A lot of umpires are against it because they feel it puts a lot of pressure on them.”
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Cleary said that Ray Chamberlain was a high profile umpire who has had bouncing issues.
“Razor Ray’s had his difficulties with it,” he said.
“It’s a big part of why he has been overlooked for some games previously, with his ability with his shoulder to be able to bounce the ball.”
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Mitch outlined some potential changes that could be looked at.
“Does it stay full time, is it just for the first part of the game?” he asked.
“That will be a talking point.”
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