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AFL hitouts a ‘furphy’, says Nathan Buckley after last-gasp Collingwood defeat – The Guardian

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has labelled the hitout statistic a ‘furphy’ after the Magpies slipped to a one-point AFL loss to Brisbane

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has labelled the hitout statistic a furphy after the Magpies slipped to a one-point AFL loss to Brisbane despite Brodie Grundys monster performance in the ruck.
Grundy was up against inexperienced Lions pair Tom Fullarton and Connor Ballenden and the Magpies won the hitouts 63-4, with Grundy notching 54 along with five clearances and 28 disposals. But despite Grundys dominance, Brisbane only lost the clearance count by five (35-30) and won the inside-50s 58-53, along…

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