Australians love AFL football not only because it’s a fast-paced, skilful and high-scoring game, but because it can also be brutal at times.
When you have 36 muscular athletes running around an oval field there are bound to be some heavy collisions happening. Some will be purely accidental, others are anything but.
Codes like rugby league and rugby union might have a reputation for big crunching tackles, but in the case of Aussie Rules, the hits can be all the more devastating because the players are not running head on into each other along straight lines – they can sometimes cop a massive blow without even knowing it was coming.
Here’s a bone-jarring compilation of some of the AFL’s biggest collisions.
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