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What's rock, paper, scissors got to do with AFLX?

Eddie Betts and Jack Riewoldt work on their 'rock, paper, scissors' strategy - AFL,AFLX
Eddie Betts and Jack Riewoldt work on their 'rock, paper, scissors' strategy

A GAME of rock, paper, scissors will replace the traditional coin toss in Friday night's realestate.com.au AFLX tournament at Marvel Stadium.

In keeping with the fun theme for the one-night event, the four captains will battle it out in a winner-takes-all showdown to select the end to which their team will be kicking.

The captains' teammates are being encouraged to mill around the staging of rock, paper, scissors in the middle of the ground to create plenty of banter and chastising.

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The selection game will determine the way teams kick for all seven of the matches, including the AFLX Grand Final at the end of the night.

The Big Bash League introduced a 'bat flip' in place of the coin toss for games played in this summer's Twenty20 tournament.

Meanwhile, the leading scoring player across the tournament – dubbed the Superboot – will receive a trophy for his efforts at the end of the night.

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In addition, the four captains of the teams have selected their own theme song which will be played when they run out onto the field.

The AFLX game has a deliberate entertainment value to it with an open dress code (instituted for players arriving at the venue) and players having the option to have a nickname or their surname on their back of their jumpers.

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Players have also had the opportunity to pick their own numbers, with some choosing different numbers to the ones they wear at club level.

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There will be dedicated kids zones along the boundary line featuring novelty-sized games, face painters, balloon artists and giveaways in an aim to capture the interest of children.

Slides, ball pits, obstacles, jumping mats, tackle bags and footballs for children will also be part of the night, along with a rock-climbing wall inside the stadium.

Information and ticket sales via X.afl.