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Max-imum effort leads to senior debut for Spencer

GC SUNS Academy product Max Spencer is confirmed to make his AFL debut in Round 19.

8:30am  Jul 28, 2017

Gaz & May named for Round 19

Steven May and Gary Ablett have been named to take to the field against Richmond.

6:21pm  Jul 27, 2017

Max Spencer upgraded to senior list

Gold Coast local Max Spencer has earned a place on the SUNS' senior list.

4:30pm  Jul 27, 2017

Rule to help traditional rucks: Witts

Jonno Nash and Charlie Happell  April 21, 2017 11:16 AM

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I think it increases the importance on the bigger blokes.

The contentious banning of the third man up in ruck contests has won praise from some of the game's big men.

The rule, swiftly introduced this season, allows only two opposing players to compete for the ball at stoppages.

Additional players who impact the contest are penalised.

The rule change has been questioned, with fear it may lead to the destruction of the traditional ruckman, given the unique tactics introduced by some clubs, like letting the rival tall attack the stoppage unopposed.

Speaking to ESPN, SUNS ruckman Jarrod Witts has hailed the controversial rule, saying it could see an influx of bigger bodied, traditional-sized rucks in years to come.

"I quite like the rule. I think there are a few clubs trying to exploit it at the moment. [But] I'm sure that will sort itself out in the coming weeks," Witts told ESPN.

"I really enjoy competing just one-on-one. I reckon it's great for the big guys. It's really important for us and gives us a better chance to show off our skills.

"I think it increases the importance on the bigger blokes."