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What are the differences between rugby and AFL?

Rugby and AFL are two sports which look and feel quite similar, but there are major differences between them. The main difference is that in rugby the ball can be passed backwards, whereas in AFL it must be passed forwards. Rugby is a full-contact sport, whereas AFL is a non-contact sport with some tackling allowed. Rugby has 15 players in each team, while AFL has 18 players. Rugby also has two 40-minute halves, while AFL has four 20-minute quarters. Finally, rugby is an international sport, while AFL is mainly played in Australia.

  • Feb, 16 2023