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Australian Rules football

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noun

a variation of rugby played almost exclusively in Australia, engaging two teams of eighteen players each on an oval-shaped field about 180 yards (165 meters) long with four upright posts at each end, the object being to kick a rugby ball between these posts.

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Origin of Australian Rules football

First recorded in 1930–35
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