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Miller's after the siren thriller brings heartbreak for Warriors
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 09:28 am ACST

I think part of the problem is that in terms of standard, they were assuming that the teams realistically split 9 vs 9, with France probably on a par with Germany or Croatia, but as they'd gone ok in 2014 promoted to Div 1 to give an even number of teams in each.

However, I think we'd now probably say you could have had South Africa and France both in Div 2, leaving Div 1 with 8 sides to play two pools of 4 with semis. Sth Africa would probably then have won Div 2, but not by much - it will be interesting to see if France can topple them on Friday.

...Having said that though, I don't know if the AFL would have wanted SAf to have slipped so much, given the investment over the years.

Either way - I'd agree that Div 1 needs to have a semi finals system.