1994 AFL season

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1994 AFL Premiership season
Teams 15
Premiers West Coast
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers West Coast
(2nd minor premiership)
Pre-season cup EssendonDesign.svg Essendon
(3rd pre-season cup win)
Matches played 174
Attendance 5,237,398 (30,100 per match)
Highest attendance 93,860 (Grand Final, West Coast v Geelong)
Leading goalkicker Gary Ablett (Geelong)
Brownlow Medallist CarltonDesign.png Greg Williams (Carlton)
1993
1995

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1994.

Pre-season cup[edit]

Essendon 15.12 (102) defeated Adelaide 9.14 (68)

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Collingwood 17.12 (114) Fitzroy 16.7 (103) Victoria Park 25,602 Saturday 26, March
Footscray 17.11 (113) Richmond 17.9 (111) Whitten Oval 18,592 Saturday 26, March
St Kilda 15.7 (97) Hawthorn 23.15 (153) Waverley Park 29,582 Saturday 26, March
Essendon 12.10 (82) West Coast 11.13 (79) MCG 39,492 Saturday 26, March
Melbourne 26.18 (174) Geelong 16.13 (109) MCG 39,741 Sunday 27, March
Brisbane Bears 13.21 (99) Sydney 12.17 (89) Gabba 7,901 Sunday 27, March
Adelaide 22.18 (150) Carlton 13.6 (84) Football Park 44,953 Sunday 27, March

Round 2[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Fitzroy 17.10 (112) Essendon 14.15 (99) Optus Oval 24,872 Saturday 2, April
North Melbourne 21.16 (142) St Kilda 10.13 (73) MCG 27,195 Saturday 2, April
Hawthorn 8.16 (64) Melbourne 17.16 (118) Waverley Park 29,581 Saturday 2, April
West Coast 14.13 (97) Adelaide 11.12 (78) Subiaco Oval 28,228 Sunday 3, April
Richmond 20.14 (134) Brisbane Bears 11.6 (72) MCG 15,333 Sunday 3, April
Geelong 22.20 (152) Footscray 8.16 (64) Kardinia Park 24,019 Monday 4, April
Carlton 9.12 (66) Collingwood 14.16 (100) MCG 85,063 Monday 4, April

Round 3[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 25.23 (173) Hawthorn 6.10 (46) MCG 36,726 Friday 8, April
St Kilda 16.12 (108) Essendon 14.10 (94) Waverley Park 30,454 Saturday 9, April
Fitzroy 17.9 (111) Brisbane Bears 12.6 (78) Whitten Oval 8,829 Saturday 9, April
Richmond 5.9 (39) West Coast 20.15 (135) MCG 19,609 Saturday 9, April
Carlton 14.15 (99) Geelong 10.10 (70) Optus Oval 28,496 Sunday 10, April
Collingwood 14.11 (95) Footscray 12.22 (94) MCG 38,307 Sunday 10, April
Sydney 21.9 (135) Adelaide 24.10 (154) SCG 11,068 Sunday 10, April

Round 4[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Sydney 11.20 (86) Richmond 10.12 (72) SCG 9,727 Friday 15, April
Hawthorn 11.7 (73) Carlton 24.16 (160) Waverley Park 30,944 Saturday 16, April
Footscray 14.15 (99) North Melbourne 17.10 (112) Whitten Oval 21,630 Saturday 16, April
Essendon 9.12 (66) Melbourne 12.12 (84) MCG 61,193 Saturday 16, April
West Coast 18.21 (129) Fitzroy 8.5 (53) WACA 28,980 Saturday 16, April
Brisbane Bears 22.19 (151) St Kilda 15.8 (98) Gabba 11,290 Sunday 17, April
Adelaide 15.14 (104) Geelong 11.11 (77) Football Park 45,638 Sunday 17, April

Round 5[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Melbourne 17.15 (117) Brisbane Bears 4.6 (30) MCG 20,946 Friday 22, April
Geelong 17.18 (120) North Melbourne 15.15 (105) Kardinia Park 23,490 Saturday 23, April
Fitzroy 20.17 (137) Sydney 20.9 (129) Whitten Oval 10,514 Saturday 23, April
Essendon 14.14 (98) Collingwood 14.10 (94) MCG 74,330 Saturday 23, April
Adelaide 13.15 (93) Footscray 17.8 (110) Football Park 44,426 Sunday 24, April
West Coast 8.10 (58) Hawthorn 19.15 (129) Subiaco Oval 27,357 Sunday 24, April
St Kilda 10.10 (70) Richmond 15.22 (112) Waverley Park 37,870 Monday 25, April

Round 6[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Carlton 20.14 (134) Sydney 11.8 (74) Optus Oval 22,810 Saturday 30, April
Collingwood 8.7 (55) Melbourne 9.6 (60) Waverley Park 47,211 Saturday 30, April
North Melbourne 13.8 (86) West Coast 18.15 (123) MCG 27,022 Saturday 30, April
Brisbane Bears 17.8 (110) Adelaide 18.13 (121) Gabba 9,457 Saturday 30, April

Round 7[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Hawthorn 12.16 (88) Essendon 11.9 (75) Waverley Park 33,927 Saturday 7, May
Richmond 20.13 (133) Fitzroy 13.14 (92) Optus Oval 14,614 Saturday 7, May
Melbourne 8.10 (58) North Melbourne 13.12 (90) MCG 34,601 Saturday 7, May
Sydney 17.7 (109) St Kilda 16.14 (110) SCG 9,295 Sunday 8, May
Geelong 18.16 (124) Collingwood 13.18 (96) MCG 52,342 Sunday 8, May
Footscray 12.14 (86) Brisbane Bears 7.7 (49) Whitten Oval 12,181 Sunday 8, May
West Coast 16.19 (115) Carlton 6.13 (49) Subiaco Oval 26,676 Sunday 8, May

Round 8[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Richmond 16.11 (107) Carlton 20.15 (135) MCG 50,227 Friday 13, May
Hawthorn 25.16 (166) Brisbane Bears 10.7 (67) Waverley Park 12,233 Saturday 14, May
Fitzroy 13.12 (90) North Melbourne 17.17 (119) Whitten Oval 11,334 Saturday 14, May
Collingwood 19.13 (127) St Kilda 11.12 (78) MCG 35,851 Saturday 14, May
Melbourne 13.13 (91) Footscray 14.10 (94) MCG 28,559 Sunday 15, May
Sydney 9.17 (71) Geelong 25.15 (165) SCG 11,142 Sunday 15, May
Essendon 20.11 (131) Adelaide 13.10 (88) Optus Oval 28,626 Sunday 15, May

Round 9[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 17.19 (121) Collingwood 13.10 (88) MCG 72,216 Friday 20, May
Geelong 21.16 (142) Richmond 11.12 (78) Kardinia Park 22,777 Saturday 21, May
Melbourne 14.13 (97) Sydney 16.10 (106) MCG 19,333 Saturday 21, May
Carlton 7.20 (62) Essendon 9.9 (63) Waverley Park 40,080 Saturday 21, May
Footscray 7.10 (52) West Coast 12.11 (83) Whitten Oval 14,923 Saturday 21, May
Adelaide 7.6 (48) Hawthorn 22.13 (145) Football Park 44,403 Sunday 22, May
St Kilda 11.9 (75) Fitzroy 8.14 (62) Waverley Park 15,249 Sunday 22, May
  • This was the last time Hawthorn beat Adelaide In Adelaide until Round 12 2008

Round 10[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
West Coast 14.17 (101) Sydney 10.15 (75) WACA 27,901 Friday 27, May
Carlton 16.13 (109) Footscray 13.19 (97) Optus Oval 23,691 Saturday 28, May
St Kilda 4.8 (32) Melbourne 15.16 (106) Waverley Park 19,914 Saturday 28, May
Collingwood 16.14 (110) Hawthorn 10.14 (74) Victoria Park 26,718 Saturday 28, May
Essendon 16.16 (112) Geelong 15.11 (101) MCG 75,129 Saturday 28, May
Brisbane Bears 17.18 (120) North Melbourne 12.21 (93) Gabba 10,953 Sunday 29, May
Adelaide 15.13 (103) Fitzroy 9.10 (64) Football Park 42,915 Sunday 29, May

Round 11[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Fitzroy 12.8 (80) Carlton 20.15 (135) Waverley Park 19,090 Saturday 4, June
Essendon 24.10 (154) Richmond 17.6 (108) Optus Oval 22,547 Saturday 4, June
Geelong 15.11 (101) Brisbane Bears 19.12 (126) Kardinia Park 18,599 Saturday 4, June
Collingwood 13.12 (90) Adelaide 8.19 (67) Victoria Park 27,390 Saturday 4, June
Hawthorn 20.5 (125) Footscray 8.13 (61) Waverley Park 22,895 Sunday 5, June
Sydney 16.10 (106) North Melbourne 19.12 (126) SCG 11,182 Sunday 5, June
Melbourne 11.8 (74) West Coast 18.10 (118) MCG 31,324 Sunday 5, June

Round 12[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Geelong 17.11 (113) St Kilda 16.14 (110) Kardinia Park 23,696 Saturday 11, June
Melbourne 13.16 (94) Carlton 18.13 (121) MCG 52,199 Saturday 11, June
North Melbourne 21.23 (149) Adelaide 10.9 (69) Optus Oval 16,643 Saturday 11, June
Sydney 13.5 (83) Hawthorn 21.15 (141) SCG 12,251 Sunday 12, June
West Coast 11.12 (78) Brisbane Bears 10.9 (69) Subiaco Oval 23,492 Sunday 12, June
Footscray 13.14 (92) Essendon 9.10 (64) Waverley Park 39,181 Monday 13, June
Richmond 14.18 (102) Collingwood 4.12 (36) MCG 61,983 Monday 13, June

Round 13[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Carlton 22.13 (145) St Kilda 10.5 (65) Optus Oval 22,927 Saturday 18, June
Hawthorn 7.11 (53) Fitzroy 10.6 (66) Waverley Park 17,599 Saturday 18, June
Richmond 9.18 (72) North Melbourne 10.7 (67) MCG 26,917 Saturday 18, June
Footscray 20.14 (134) Sydney 9.6 (60) Whitten Oval 13,070 Sunday 19, June
Brisbane Bears 17.12 (114) Essendon 11.15 (81) Gabba 18,484 Sunday 19, June
Collingwood 18.13 (121) West Coast 12.12 (84) MCG 27,699 Sunday 19, June
Adelaide 11.17 (83) Melbourne 12.6 (78) Football Park 41,189 Sunday 19, June

Round 14[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 13.10 (88) Carlton 15.16 (106) MCG 45,177 Friday 24, June
Footscray 21.18 (144) Fitzroy 6.4 (40) Whitten Oval 16,085 Saturday 25, June
Melbourne 9.8 (62) Richmond 11.12 (78) MCG 32,528 Saturday 25, June
St Kilda 12.7 (79) Adelaide 11.13 (79) Waverley Park 13,868 Saturday 25, June
Geelong 10.15 (75) West Coast 14.9 (93) Kardinia Park 21,939 Saturday 25, June
Essendon 19.15 (129) Sydney 14.11 (95) MCG 27,094 Sunday 26, June
Brisbane Bears 17.19 (121) Collingwood 11.11 (77) Gabba 18,881 Sunday 26, June

Round 15[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
West Coast 19.14 (128) St Kilda 7.7 (49) WACA 24,632 Friday 1, July
North Melbourne 11.19 (85) Essendon 14.8 (92) MCG 50,141 Saturday 2, July
Hawthorn 16.19 (115) Geelong 11.13 (79) Waverley Park 35,267 Saturday 2, July
Fitzroy 9.11 (65) Melbourne 16.15 (111) Whitten Oval 8,484 Saturday 2, July
Carlton 22.12 (144) Brisbane Bears 6.10 (46) Optus Oval 21,119 Saturday 2, July
Sydney 10.13 (73) Collingwood 13.15 (93) SCG 13,083 Sunday 3, July
Adelaide 12.11 (83) Richmond 13.12 (90) Football Park 43,052 Sunday 3, July

Round 16[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Fitzroy 11.14 (80) Collingwood 19.15 (129) Whitten Oval 15,394 Saturday 9, July
Geelong 22.13 (145) Melbourne 17.13 (115) Kardinia Park 23,687 Saturday 9, July
Hawthorn 21.16 (142) St Kilda 11.12 (78) Waverley Park 25,037 Saturday 9, July
Richmond 14.13 (97) Footscray 12.22 (94) MCG 49,878 Saturday 9, July
Sydney 15.20 (110) Brisbane Bears 21.9 (135) SCG 5,728 Sunday 10, July
West Coast 11.14 (80) Essendon 5.14 (44) Subiaco Oval 29,723 Sunday 10, July
Carlton 20.16 (136) Adelaide 10.16 (76) Optus Oval 29,695 Sunday 10, July

Round 17[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Melbourne 17.10 (112) Hawthorn 11.8 (74) Optus Oval 14,096 Saturday 16, July
Footscray 17.11 (113) Geelong 13.7 (85) Whitten Oval 23,953 Saturday 16, July
St Kilda 8.7 (55) North Melbourne 17.14 (116) Waverley Park 21,097 Saturday 16, July
Collingwood 7.12 (54) Carlton 14.13 (97) MCG 85,831 Saturday 16, July
Essendon 24.9 (153) Fitzroy 12.17 (89) MCG 33,265 Sunday 17, July
Brisbane Bears 12.12 (84) Richmond 15.8 (98) Gabba 14,936 Sunday 17, July
Adelaide 12.10 (82) West Coast 11.12 (78) Football Park 42,860 Sunday 17, July

Round 18[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Adelaide 10.15 (75) Sydney 13.9 (87) Football Park 43,788 Friday 22, July
Footscray 13.9 (87) Collingwood 7.13 (55) Whitten Oval 25,540 Saturday 23, July
Essendon 15.10 (100) St Kilda 18.2 (110) MCG 38,858 Saturday 23, July
Hawthorn 9.5 (59) North Melbourne 15.9 (99) Waverley Park 26,936 Saturday 23, July
Brisbane Bears 8.17 (65) Fitzroy 7.16 (58) Gabba 8,236 Sunday 24, July
Geelong 13.12 (90) Carlton 8.6 (54) Waverley Park 42,930 Sunday 24, July
West Coast 14.17 (101) Richmond 7.11 (53) Subiaco Oval 26,020 Sunday 24, July

Round 19[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 15.12 (102) Footscray 12.10 (82) MCG 32,845 Friday 29, July
Melbourne 21.9 (135) Essendon 8.10 (58) MCG 43,132 Saturday 30, July
St Kilda 5.15 (45) Brisbane Bears 8.7 (55) Waverley Park 12,927 Saturday 30, July
Carlton 15.14 (104) Hawthorn 9.18 (72) Optus Oval 25,265 Saturday 30, July
Richmond 14.11 (95) Sydney 9.8 (62) MCG 23,906 Sunday 31, July
Geelong 13.13 (91) Adelaide 5.8 (38) Kardinia Park 15,383 Sunday 31, July
Fitzroy 3.8 (26) West Coast 13.14 (92) Whitten Oval 5,334 Sunday 31, July

Round 20[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Collingwood 19.20 (134) Essendon 17.4 (106) MCG 76,565 Friday 5, August
Richmond 12.21 (93) St Kilda 9.7 (61) MCG 33,503 Saturday 6, August
North Melbourne 11.11 (77) Geelong 10.18 (78) Optus Oval 26,014 Saturday 6, August
Hawthorn 15.10 (100) West Coast 7.12 (54) Waverley Park 16,328 Saturday 6, August
Brisbane Bears 12.12 (84) Melbourne 14.15 (99) Gabba 12,341 Sunday 7, August
Footscray 17.16 (118) Adelaide 4.10 (34) Whitten Oval 17,591 Sunday 7, August
Sydney 9.12 (66) Fitzroy 13.16 (94) SCG 6,513 Sunday 7, August

Round 21[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
West Coast 10.13 (73) North Melbourne 9.10 (64) WACA 31,948 Friday 12, August
St Kilda 10.12 (72) Footscray 17.15 (117) Waverley Park 14,653 Saturday 13, August
Fitzroy 8.11 (59) Geelong 13.22 (100) Optus Oval 11,388 Saturday 13, August
Melbourne 9.10 (64) Collingwood 13.14 (92) MCG 49,872 Saturday 13, August
Sydney 9.16 (70) Carlton 8.14 (62) SCG 9,622 Sunday 14, August
Richmond 11.23 (89) Hawthorn 18.9 (117) MCG 52,562 Sunday 14, August
Adelaide 13.11 (89) Brisbane Bears 12.14 (86) Football Park 36,599 Sunday 14, August

Round 22[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 12.11 (83) Melbourne 15.13 (103) MCG 32,951 Friday 19, August
St Kilda 17.12 (114) Sydney 11.15 (81) Waverley Park 13,454 Saturday 20, August
Fitzroy 10.9 (69) Richmond 19.15 (129) Whitten Oval 12,122 Saturday 20, August
Collingwood 15.17 (107) Geelong 16.8 (104) MCG 66,555 Saturday 20, August
Essendon 20.16 (136) Hawthorn 12.12 (84) MCG 49,354 Sunday 21, August
Brisbane Bears 13.10 (88) Footscray 14.14 (98) Gabba 10,572 Sunday 21, August
Carlton 19.12 (126) West Coast 8.14 (62) Optus Oval 28,038 Sunday 21, August

Round 23[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
North Melbourne 25.10 (160) Fitzroy 10.14 (74) MCG 17,960 Friday 26, August
Carlton 25.11 (161) Richmond 6.12 (48) Optus Oval 32,486 Saturday 27, August
St Kilda 14.6 (90) Collingwood 13.10 (88) Waverley Park 40,154 Saturday 27, August
Geelong 16.15 (111) Sydney 15.9 (99) Kardinia Park 22,208 Saturday 27, August
Footscray 16.15 (111) Melbourne 11.5 (71) Whitten Oval 23,615 Saturday 27, August
Brisbane Bears 13.13 (91) Hawthorn 15.12 (102) Gabba 13,718 Sunday 28, August
Adelaide 17.13 (115) Essendon 8.10 (58) Football Park 41,669 Sunday 28, August

Round 24[edit]

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Crowd Date
Collingwood 8.14 (62) North Melbourne 19.12 (126) MCG 72,932 Friday 2, September
Essendon 12.8 (80) Carlton 9.8 (62) MCG 61,231 Saturday 3, September
Fitzroy 15.12 (102) St Kilda 21.14 (140) Whitten Oval 10,809 Saturday 3, September
Richmond 13.17 (95) Geelong 27.9 (171) Optus Oval 25,112 Saturday 3, September
Hawthorn 9.12 (66) Adelaide 6.11 (47) Waverley Park 22,973 Saturday 3, September
Sydney 18.13 (121) Melbourne 27.5 (167) SCG 8,344 Sunday 4, September
West Coast 17.15 (117) Footscray 6.10 (46) Subiaco Oval 26,992 Sunday 4, September

Ladder[edit]

All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 165. An additional 9 games were played during the finals series. It was the first season that the AFL implemented a top 8 team finals series.

1994 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 West Coast (P) 22 16 6 0 2078 1572 132.19 64
2 Carlton 22 15 7 0 2351 1774 132.53 60
3 North Melbourne 22 13 9 0 2383 1848 128.95 52
4 Geelong 22 13 9 0 2403 2104 114.21 52
5 Footscray 22 13 9 0 2106 1905 110.55 52
6 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2188 2005 109.13 52
7 Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2190 1879 116.55 48
8 Collingwood 22 12 10 0 2017 2019 99.90 48
9 Richmond 22 12 10 0 2033 2167 93.82 48
10 Essendon 22 11 11 0 2075 2119 97.92 44
11 Adelaide 22 9 12 1 1876 2159 86.89 38
12 Brisbane Bears 22 9 13 0 1940 2195 88.38 36
13 St Kilda 22 7 14 1 1809 2415 74.91 30
14 Fitzroy 22 5 17 0 1726 2456 70.28 20
15 Sydney 22 4 18 0 1987 2545 78.07 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Finals[edit]

Qualifying Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 15.24 (114) (aet) Hawthorn 13.13 (91) (aet) Waverley Park 38,223 Saturday, 10 September
Geelong 15.16 (106) Footscray 15.11 (101) MCG 61,182 Saturday, 10 September
Carlton 14.12 (96) Melbourne 18.15 (123) MCG 56,111 Sunday, 11 September
West Coast 11.16 (82) Collingwood 12.8 (80) WACA 31,824 Sunday, 11 September

Semi finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Geelong 15.15 (105) Carlton 10.12 (72) Waverley Park 53,160 Saturday, 17 September
Melbourne 21.18 (144) Footscray 9.11 (65) MCG 65,577 Sunday, 18 September

Preliminary Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 16.21 (117) Melbourne 8.4 (52) WACA 34,317 Saturday, 24 September
North Melbourne 14.19 (103) Geelong 16.13 (109) MCG 80,121 Saturday, 24 September

Grand final[edit]

Main article: 1994 AFL Grand Final
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 20.23 (143) Geelong 8.15 (63) MCG 93,860 Saturday, 1 October

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • The AFL increased the number of interchange players to three which, when added to the "run on" team of 18 on-the-field players, increased the standard team squad size to 21 players.
  • The AFL increased the number of field umpires in each game from two to three.
  • The playing time allocated to each of a match's four quarters was adjusted for this season. Playing time was reduced from 25 minutes to 20 minutes, but additional stoppages (including all scores and boundary throw-ins) attracted "time-on" allocations; the total reduction of playing time was approximately 10%.[1]
  • Advertising was permitted for the first time on the backs of guernseys. Small sponsors' logos had previously been permitted over the breast and on the shorts, but the new regulations allowed for logos 30cm long and 8cm high below the number on the back of the Guernsey, which has since become the prime advertising location on guernseys. Under the original rules, the logo was required to be consistent with the colour of the guernsey, a stipulation which has since been relaxed.[2]
  • Starting from Round 20, the "blood rule" was introduced in order to allay fears raised by the threat of AIDS. Under the rule, umpires any bleeding player would be sent from the field until his wound had been covered or closed and any blood-stained gear replaced.[3] The rule, which for the first time ever gave umpires the ability to order players from the ground, was not initially well-received – particularly following a Round 23 incident in which Hawthorn ruckman Stephen Lawrence was unable to return to the field after the third quarter because Hawthorn officials could not find a spare sock to replace his bloodstained one.[4]
  • The Second McIntyre "Final Six" system, which had operated in 1992 and 1993, was replaced by the McIntyre "Final Eight" system. The McIntyre "Final Eight" system operated from 1994 to 1999; it was replaced by the AFL’s Amended "Final Eight" system in 2000.
  • The third qualifying final between North Melbourne and Hawthorn was the first ever AFL finals match to require extra time, after the scores were level (North Melbourne 12.19 (91) to Hawthorn 13.13 (91)) at the expiration of regular time. The provision for extra time had been introduced after the controversial 1990 finals series, when the qualifying final between Collingwood and West Coast was drawn. North Melbourne dominated extra time, kicking 3.5 to Hawthorn's nil, and won the match by 23 points.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rohan Connolly; Gerard Wright (21 August 1994). "A goal that wasn't and a clock that ran fast". The Sunday Age (Sport Liftout) (Melbourne, VIC). p. 3. 
  2. ^ Stephen Linnell (19 August 1993). "Logos get a guernsey from the AFL". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 28. 
  3. ^ Ashley Browne (4 August 1994). "AFL under fire over new law on bleeding players". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 30. 
  4. ^ Steve Perkin; Daryl Timms (29 August 1994). "Blood rule 'ridiculous'". Herald Sun (Afternoon ed.) (Melbourne, VIC). p. 86.