Mark Blicavs announces ‘retirement’ after AFL rule changes

first_imgThe AFL has outlawed the ‘third-man up’ at ruck contests with Blicavs recording 154 hitouts in that role last season – the most by far in the AFL.”Officially announcing my retirement from the game effective immediately #threesacrowd @seekjobs,” Blicavs tweeted.Jokes aside, one of Blicavs most important roles for the team is to win hitouts as the third man.It will be interesting to see whether his usefulness to the team next season declines after the introduction of the rule.last_img read more