Questions tagged [australian-rules-football]

Questions about the Australian sport of football.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
55 views

What was the original scoring system of Australian rules football?

The Wikipedia article of the Australian Football League (AFL) states: [The VFL] made several innovations early on to entice the public's interest, including [...] the formal establishment of the ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 113
1 vote
1 answer
5k views

Which single player in the AFL has played for the most clubs?

Which single player in AFL (Australian Football League) history has played for the most clubs/teams?
Morgan's user avatar
  • 35
4 votes
1 answer
116 views

The Barassi Line and Australian winter sports today

The Barassi Line is an imaginary line that divides Australia into two parts based on the popularity of Australian Rules Football vs the rugby codes. Essentially, Aussie Rules is more popular in ...
Student's user avatar
  • 203
3 votes
0 answers
325 views

Is there any reason why you get 4 points for a win and 2 for a draw in AFL

Is there some way you can get 1 point or 3 points for a match? If not, it appears to be easier to do the standard 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 for a loss. Is there some historical reason ...
Orge's user avatar
  • 538
2 votes
1 answer
49 views

Can the game go on after a free before centre bounce?

What would it happen if there isn't a goal or behind and the ball doesn't go out of bounds? I mean a total clanger.
nessa.gp's user avatar
  • 153
2 votes
1 answer
298 views

What is a loose ball get crumb in AFL?

I'm facing a file with the records from a game (all that happened in the game: kicks, center bounces, handballs, etc.) and I don't understand the difference between "loose ball get" and "loose ball ...
nessa.gp's user avatar
  • 153
1 vote
1 answer
168 views

Should this still be in-play in Australian Rules Football?

We see in some AFL (Australian Football League) games that when a player kicks the ball at the goal, the ball can hit the post, then the ball bounces back onto the playing field. Should this still be ...
natural's user avatar
  • 113
1 vote
1 answer
201 views

Which is the most popular game in Australia? [closed]

Which is the most popular football code in Australia both in terms of number of active players, and spectator attendance?
gg4jgp's user avatar
  • 19
5 votes
1 answer
61 views

Fremantle players to have played a grand final

The commentators mentioned that Danyle Pearce was one of 2 Fremantle players to have previously played a grand final (being with Port Adelaide) before 2013 September 27. Who was the other?
user1672694's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
101 views

Is there a standard reduced numbers version of Australian Rules Football?

In several forms of football (and probably other sports) there are standard variants of the game using a reduced number of players. For instance Rugby Union and Rugby League 7s (normally played by 15 ...
Bogdanovist's user avatar
  • 4,368
10 votes
2 answers
102k views

What is the difference between australian rules football and rugby?

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the defining features of Australian Rules Football (AFL) in comparison to rugby, for example differences in scoring and rules.
Greg's user avatar
  • 1,063