The rules of the game differ from Australian rules football in some significant ways. The game is played on a rectangular soccer-sized pitch, allowing matches to be hosted by stadiums that usually lack the suitable field dimensions for Australian rules football. Other rules unique to AFLX are:
- Games consist of two 10-minute halves with a two-minute break at half-time
- Played on a rectangular field with dimensions similar to that of a soccer field
- Seven players on the field per team, with three players on the bench and no limit to rotations
- Last touch out-of-bounds rule introduced (team that had last touch loses possession)
- The ball is kicked in from full-back after all scores
- 10-point super goals are registered for goals kicked from outside the 40m arc
- No marks paid for backwards kicks (except for kicks/marks inside the forward 40m arc)
- Free shot from inside the 40m arc to the opposite team in the event of a rushed behind
|2018||Group A: Adelaide Crows|
Group B: Melbourne Demons
Group C: Brisbane Lions
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