An Indigenous Ball Sport which is an Intense Mix of Rugby & Football

Australian Rules Football is a mix of rugby and football. You’re allowed to kick the ball and run with it but you can’t throw it to a team-mate as you can in rugby. Instead you can punch the ball or kick it to them.

The league is called the AFL (Australian Football League) and is made up of four 20 minute periods, unlike football or rugby which has two halves.

Similar to rugby you can score 6 points for going over the line, and one for a kick between the posts.

One thing, the field on which Aussie Rules football is played is ENORMOUS – about twice the size of a normal football field, which is why each team has 18 players on the field!

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