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Aussie Rules: A game of gulls, small shorts and bouncing balls on a cricket pitch
October 4, 2008, 10:38 am
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By Te Waha Nui‘s weird Australian sports correspondents (Angela Beswick, Paul Harper and Wesley Monts)

Last Saturday our nation gathered around screens in pubs and living rooms across the country to see the Warriors fall to Manly in the NRL semifinal.

Hours earlier 100,012 fans of a different sort gathered in a stadium in Melbourne to watch a very different sport.

The ball was still oval, but then so was the field. The players wore singlets and the tiniest of shorts. The game was Aussie Rules and this was the AFL Grand Final. Continue reading