Posts Tagged "International Rules"

I must admit I am torn. On one hand I would love Australian football to have a buoyant, viable international presence.

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A few years ago, when it was at its lowest point, I felt like I very much in the minority when I said that I liked and enjoyed International Rules – both the concept and the game itself.

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The 2017 International Rules series gets underway in Adelaide as Australia and Ireland do battle for the Cormac McAnallen Cup. The match is scheduled to start at 4:10pm (AEDT) on Sunday, November 12

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It takes pioneering spirit to push for a sporting concept to get off the ground.

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The International Rules Series divides opinion.

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Australia’s AFL ‘Dream Team’ have been outclassed by their amateur Irish counterparts, going down 56-52 in the International Rules Test in Dublin.

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Match result: Ireland have survived an almighty comeback effort from Australia to win the International Rules Test at Croke Park in Dublin, and take back the Cormac McAnallen Cup.

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The International Rules Test between Australia and Ireland will take place at Croke Park, Dublin, broadcast to Australia in the wee hours of the morning, at 5:30am (AEDT) on Sunday, November 22.

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In less than two weeks the traditional start summer kicks off with that familiar first session at the Gabba.

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Australia overcame a case of the third-quarter wobbles to post a 10-point victory over Ireland in Saturday night’s International Rules clash in Perth.

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MATCH RESULT: Australia have secured a victory in their International Rules Test against the Irish in Perth with a 56-46 win.

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Far from being intimidated by the prospect of facing Australia’s top-line players in Saturday night’s one-off International Rules Test in Perth, Ireland’s coach is adamant the AFL’s best will bring out the best in his proud team.

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Would you be embarrassed losing to a bunch of amateurs?

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New Australian captain Joel Selwood believes he has the team to restore prominence to the International Rules concept after recent contests were marred by indifference.

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Australia’s desire to instil prestige in the International Rules series has hit a hurdle with Nat Fyfe ruled out of Saturday’s match in Perth.

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The AFL is interested in taking the International Rules series to the United States.

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Australia says there will be no repeat of the bloodshed and violence which have marred past International Rules series, but have promised to be hard but fair when they take on Ireland on Saturday.

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If Ireland thought they dodged a bullet by avoiding a match-up against Lance Franklin, they better think again.

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A knee problem will keep star forward Lance Franklin out of next month’s International Rules Test but Australia’s squad still boasts plenty of firepower to face Ireland.

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Cricketing great Shane Warne could join the big AFL names who are throwing their clout behind the troubled international rules concept.

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