Australian football

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Australian football:

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any of a number of games in which two opposing teams attempt to score points by moving an inflated oval or round ball past a goal line or into a goal. Differing greatly in their rules, these include soccer (association football) and rugby, in addition to the games
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Rugby League and soccer have ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreements, Australian Rules Football has just entered into a new five year deal, and cricket and Rugby Union are in the process of negotiating new deals.
Relatively unknown in the United States, Australian Rules Football traces its roots to Rugby and early Gaelic football, and is defined by the fast and free movement of the game's ball, which is slightly larger than the traditional American football.
Upper layers will be taken off after the end of the Games, and the lower parts will be moved inwards by 15m to make the place suitable for 80 000 strong crowds watching Rugby League and Australian rules football.
I have just been at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (or MCG as everyone here refers to it) to watch one of their national pastimes, an Australian Rules football game, a spin-off from Gaelic football.
AFL is the highest-level professional competition in the sport of Australian Rules football and serves as the sport's governing body, overseeing all aspects of the game.
Enjoying his first pre-season in the AFL, Brophy, 20, is gradually coming to terms with both the intensity and physical demands of Australian rules football.
James's dad Steve, who played Australian Rules football for the Territory, took the video on his iPhone and posted it on YouTube, the report added.
HUDDERSFIELD Rams Australian Rules Football Club are celebrating the selection of four of their players for the Great Britain national squad.
The PNG-Australia AFL Taskforce is continuing to kick goals for the advancement of Australian Rules football in Papua New Guinea.
THE Annual Australian Rules Football British Tri-Nations Championship is coming to Cardiff this weekend as Wales play host to the best British Aussie Rules players.
TYNE Tees Tigers Australian Rules Football Club will be hosting a showcase of Australia's national game on July 21.
How many players are there on the field in an Australian rules football team?

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