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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]


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

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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.


Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:50:54 -0800

The victim: Martin Guptill worked harder than any other Black Caps fielder on day one, generally filling the role of leg-side boundary rider. Warner and Khawaja peppered him during their triple-century stand and he would have been relishing his ...

The Land Newspaper

The Land Newspaper
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:09:52 -0700

Then and now, the boundary rider's job is to monitor the fence, look for breaches and make repairs to prevent dingos from entering the pastoral zones of the state, and as graziers fear, breed with domesticated dogs gone wild and increase what is ...


Sun, 14 Oct 2012 09:13:49 -0700

Ben Hilfenhaus had misjudged a catch off Michael Lumb that seemed to circle Pluto before dipping, but that was not a true measure of his fielding ability. When Shane Watson cut the ball to the sweeper and called for the second, Hilfenhaus was called to ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:29:29 -0700

Eoin Morgan hits a six watched by the Australia wicketkeeper, Matthew Wade, during England's three-wicket win at Headingley. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images. Vic Marks at Headingley. Friday 11 September 2015 13.29 EDT Last modified on Friday 11 ...

Fremantle Dockers

Fremantle Dockers
Mon, 04 May 2015 22:23:27 -0700

To go in the draw to be selected as a 'Boundary Rider' we are asking members to tell us in 25 words or less why they should share this special moment with their mum. Competition closes at 4pm WST Thursday 7 May. The best answers will be selected and ...


Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:21:20 -0700

Rarely, if ever, was more than a single boundary rider placed. Mushtaq Ahmed, the Pakistan bowling coach, later hinted at how there had been a change in plans after the first Test, also adding, "Our plan was obvious. There were no fielders on the ...


Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:02:18 -0700

Looking to push on with Kent 112 without loss after 13.4 overs he was caught deep on the leg side attempting to clear the boundary-rider. He was, naturally, annoyed to have got out, but there was no anger or worry in his face as he left the middle. He ...

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