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Sydney coach John Longmire knows exactly what is needed if scores are level at the end of the AFL grand final.

Former North Melbourne teammate Wayne Carey.

The AFL's rule change earlier this year means there will be no more grand final replays.

It is now the same as all other finals, with extra time deciding the result.

If the game is still tied after extra time, then next score wins.

Longmire and Carey were in the 1994 North Melbourne team that played an epic qualifying final against Hawthorn.

Scores were level at the end of the last quarter and Carey cut loose in extra time as the Kangaroos kicked 3.5 to nil.

"I was part of one when it actually happened out at Waverley, a long time ago, a bit of extra time," Longmire said on Friday.

"'Duck' turned on a bit of a show in extra time and that was handy.

"We might have to ring him up and get him down there."

It could be tight again on Saturday - the Western Bulldogs have won their past two encounters by four points.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge was also asked about how he might handle tied scores.

Beveridge laughed and said: "I just hope it doesn't happen."

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