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Questions tagged [australian-rules-football]

Questions about the Australian sport of football.

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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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.