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A boundary rider is a term used in the Australian Football League as well as other field sports to denote a commentator who works from the sidelines of the field or 'boundary'. It is a recent extension of the far earlier, Australasian use of the term "boundary rider"; i.e., one who rides round the fences of a station (hence "boundary"), checks their status, and repairs them when broken.

The role of the boundary rider is to have access to the players and coaching/medical staff on the interchange bench enabling them to provide more detailed commentary on current game plan as well as any injury concerns for the competing teams. They often also have the responsibility of interviewing players and coaching/medical staff during breaks in the games (quarter/half/three quarter time) as well as post conclusion of the match.[1]

Notable boundary riders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McClure, Geoff (20 February 2007). "Ready, steady ... go!". The Age (Melbourne). 



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The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:15:23 -0800

Klinger eventually perishes though, trying too hard to slog Zampa and a high looping top edge is pouched safely by the midwicket boundary rider. Interviewed immediately after his dismissal, Klinger reckons 145-150 on this pitch will be a decent total ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 00:37:30 -0800

She was delivered at home by the wife of the boundary rider who happened to be working on the property at the time. Growing up on a large property in the country, Peggy was strongly influenced by her love of the natural world and the native animals.

The Advertiser

The Advertiser
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:01:03 -0800

The city of Broken Hill was incorporated on September 22, 1888, five years after boundary rider Charles Rasp pegged the first mineral lease in the region. The rocky outcrop would become known as Broken Hill, the largest deposit of lead, silver and zinc ...

ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:57:40 -0800

This is the time when there is one less boundary rider to worry about. It is some time in these overs that India need to create a Powerplay in their head. If a wicket falls, they should send a hitter in because, as Dhoni said, there is no need for one ...

The Saturday Paper (subscription)

The Saturday Paper (subscription)
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 06:16:59 -0800

Wild Bill – who is not averse to a bit of partisan head-kicking, once describing himself as John Howard's “boundary rider” – is replete with stories. Such as what happened in 2011, during a previous outbreak of factional hostilities. “In NSW the ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:47:51 -0800

Captain Kane Williamson brought himself on and enticed a false shot from Mohammad Hafeez (42) to the boundary rider and 21-year-old Babar Azam looked classy in his maiden half-century. He was well set on 62 but, like his older, wiser team-mates offered ...

The Sunshine Coast Daily

The Sunshine Coast Daily
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:28:42 -0800

After hanging up the boots he tried his hand at being the colourful boundary rider for Channel 7's footy coverage. He was the first one to really turn that job into an art form. Dipper's colourful personality and huge presence was perfect for ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:37:10 -0800

Southland is a history-rich region and Winton, its oldest inland town, is full of many gems. Winton was established 1861, and named after Thomas Winton, a boundary rider. While searching for lost stock, he camped on the river's edge, giving his name to ...
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