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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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Wisden India
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Throughout, Pakistan rarely had more than a single boundary rider with the rest of the fielders all within thirty yards – it was the most obvious example of spin strangulation Pakistan have employed in some time. Misbah undermined some of his good work ...

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AFL.com.au
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Perhaps one game a week might be streamed exclusively live through this website (Matty Thompson is itching to become boundary rider). A major consideration for the AFL to consider is how the media landscape might change in the next 10 years. Google ...
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