AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking says there isn’t enough evidence to suggest reducing rotations will result in a better product.
Kevin Bartlett has been a long-time advocate of lowering the rotation numbers, believing it will help ease congestion.
However, an interchange cap wasn’t mentioned in the AFL competition committee’s recommendations to the AFL Commission yesterday, and Hocking gave an insight why.
“What I can say as far as rotations go, and hopefully what people get to see over the time I’m in the role, is a real body of work,” Hocking told SEN Breakfast.
“If we were going to change rotations and take it to the level some people are suggesting, there is not information, there is not enough data, to back any of that research up to see that is actually going to make a difference.
“At the moment we love the speed, we love the agility, we love how fast the game is. What does that do, taking 90 (rotations) out of it?”
Listen to Steve Hocking’s chat with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast in the player below