Sports similar to or like Australian rules football
Contact sport played between two teams of 18 players on an oval field, often a modified cricket ground. Wikipedia
Subject of controversy among historians. The question of whether the two codes of football, from Australia and Ireland respectively, have shared origins arises due to similar styles of play in both games. Wikipedia
Team sport consisting of a hybrid of football codes, which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between Australian rules football players and Gaelic football players. The first tour, known as the Australian Football World Tour, took place in 1967, with matches played in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Wikipedia
Full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field measuring 68 metres wide and 112–122 metres (122 to 133 yards) long. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to the players. Wikipedia
Sentences forAustralian rules football
- These rules included handling of the ball by "marks" and the lack of a crossbar, rules which made it remarkably similar to Victorian rules football being developed at that time in Australia.
- Australian rules football is the most popular spectator sport in South Australia, with South Australians having the highest attendance rate in Australia.
- Australian rules football is the most popular spectator sport in Perth – nearly 23% of Western Australians attended a match at least once in 2009–2010.
- The football itself is an oval ball, similar to the balls used in rugby or Australian rules football.
- Although not as popular, Australian rules football is more significant in another way, as the national team is ranked second, only after Australia.
- Victoria is the home of Australian rules football, with ten of the eighteen Australian Football League (AFL) clubs based in the state.
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