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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The greatest rugby catch ever

Andrew Walker Mark of the Year - 2011 AFL Round 18 Essendon vs Carlton
A run down of what this is for those who don't follow Australian football. This is Australian football, or Australian rules football, a code codified earlier than most others. The highest league is the Australian Football League, or AFL.

When a player catches (or 'marks') the football on the full, they are allowed to have a free kick or handpass without being tackled. Sometimes this leads to spectacular marks where a player will soar over one or more players to mark, such as here. Search something like 'AFL marks' for other examples.