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      Reply #30: Feb 21, 2015 09:00:04 am
      Love rugby, 6 nations season is amazing and the world cup later too! Might be able to make it to all the games at Murrayfield this year if I can get my grubby mitts on those Scotland vs Ireland tickets I really want.
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      Reply #31: Apr 08, 2015 05:00:18 pm
      In my eternal quest to watch every single collective sport that is played with at least an ounce of seriousness around the world, I'm now officially interested in the AFL (Australian Football League)!

      I have a new boss at work who is Australian and supposedly a big AFL fan. She's convinced me to give it a try - says it's even better than rugby league.

      Hurry up John if you want to influence my decision on which team I'll pick, because David (bigv) has already introduced me to Port Adelaide... ;D

      Oh and I also found a website where I could watch some Gaelic Football games! Saw a couple of videos about the sport on youtube and it's pretty insane, looks like they put a lot of different sports in a mixer and came up with a new one.
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      Reply #32: Apr 09, 2015 04:39:27 pm
      In my eternal quest to watch every single collective sport that is played with at least an ounce of seriousness around the world, I'm now officially interested in the AFL (Australian Football League)!

      I have a new boss at work who is Australian and supposedly a big AFL fan. She's convinced me to give it a try - says it's even better than rugby league.

      Hurry up John if you want to influence my decision on which team I'll pick, because David (bigv) has already introduced me to Port Adelaide... ;D

      Oh and I also found a website where I could watch some Gaelic Football games! Saw a couple of videos about the sport on youtube and it's pretty insane, looks like they put a lot of different sports in a mixer and came up with a new one.

      Mate you'll love this then.

      Quote from Wikipedia: International Rules Series
      The International Rules Series is a senior men's international rules football competition between the Australia international rules football team (selected by the Australian Football League) and the Ireland international rules football team (selected by the Gaelic Athletic Association). The series is played twice every three years in October and November after the completion of the AFL Grand Final and the All-Ireland Football Final which are both traditionally played in late September. The matches are played using a set of compromise rules decided upon by both the two governing bodies; known formally as international rules football. While the International Rules Series matches use some rules from Australian rules football, the field, ball and uniforms of both teams are all from Gaelic football.

      The two teams contest a trophy, which in 2004 was named the Cormac McAnallen Cup—after the Tyrone team captain Cormac McAnallen, whose death that year from a heart condition came after he had represented Ireland in the previous three series.

      The concept for the series originates from the Australian Football World Tour, which took place in 1967. The first series took place in Ireland in 1984 under a three match format, whereby the team accumulating the most wins from the series gained victory. Following poor Australian crowds and relative lack of interest in 1990, the series was revived in 1998 under a two match aggregate points format.[1] In a bid to revitalise the public interest in the concept, the 2014 series was reduced to a one-off test match featuring exclusively All-Australian players.

      The series alternates host countries each appropriate year between Ireland and Australia. Since the commencement of the modern era series in 1998, the average attendance up to the conclusion of the 2011 series was 44,746. Only once has any test sold out in Australia, in Perth in 2003. The first entire series to sell out was in Ireland in 2006 when a combined record crowd of 112,127 was set, as well as the largest international sports fixture at Croke Park for the second test.

      The tests were indefinitely postponed by the GAA in 2007 following the 2006 Series, citing a series of violent onfield incidents.[2] However, the series resumed in October 2008 in Australia, after the GAA and AFL reached collective agreement on a revised set of rules. The 2013 series was notable for the inclusion of an Australian team made up of exclusively Indigenous players, known as the Indigenous All Stars.[3]

      In the most recent series, which was reduced to a one off test match (2014 International Rules Test) was won by Australia, their first win in 4 years. The win levelled the overall series wins at 9-9. However, Ireland lead the overall matches won 20-17.

      It gets very heated:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSrUcL2SSM#

      But the standard of play is still excellent:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIuMyeoR8f8#ws

      Really wish it was more than once a year and more countries could get involved.
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      Re: Different football codes
      Reply #33: Apr 09, 2015 06:14:09 pm
      Mate you'll love this then.

      It gets very heated:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSrUcL2SSM#

      But the standard of play is still excellent:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIuMyeoR8f8#ws

      Really wish it was more than once a year and more countries could get involved.

      Haha this is just awesome.

      How can someone not love sports?

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