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On This Day In Australia: In 1858, the first game of Australian Rules football was played

On 31 July 1858, the first ‘trial’ game of Australian Rules football was played between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College at the Richmond Paddock. There were about 40 players on each side. Pivotal moments in the early years of the game surround the names of William Hammersley, Tom Smith, James Thompson, Tom Wills and … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Tigers Defeat Dockers

Matthew Richardson donned his Richmond Superman cape again last night as he virtually single-handedly stole the opening round NAB Cup match from under Fremantle’s nose at Subiaco Oval. In a match that swung wildly after half time, the Tigers booted seven unanswered goals to turn a 23-point half time deficit into a 16-point lead midway … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Lions Defeat Saints (2009)

Brisbane Lions legend Michael Voss has kicked off his coaching career in style with his team’s nine-point win over defending NAB Cup premiers St Kilda at Gold Coast Stadium on Saturday night. The Lions held on against the fast-finishing Saints, who kicked five goals to two in the second half. After just two behinds in … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Bombers Defeat Bulldogs Bushfire Appeal (2009)

An Adam McPhee behind with 18 seconds remaining has given Essendon a thrilling one-point victory over the Western Bulldogs in the NAB Cup Bushfire Appeal game at Telstra Dome on Friday night. McPhee was the villain just minutes before as his set shot on goal went out on the full, but that was quickly forgotten … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Magpies Defeat Eagles (2009)

Collingwood and West Coast have proven the NAB Cup means different things to different clubs, with the Pies comfortably winning the pre-season opener by 62 points at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night. With Paul Medhurst and Anthony Rocca the only absentees from a near full-strength Collingwood side, and West Coast fielding close to a full … Continue reading

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