posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 05:42 AM
People!!! your still not addressing the fact of which of the 5 codes take more overall ability i guess you could say to play.
For my vote i dont think you can argue aussie rules needs the equal amount of skill as soccer, and a hell of a lot more then rugby and american
As for athletic ability, it is very clear aussie rules requires the most of its players. they must be able to run, tackle, jump, kick, everything.
not one of the other games combines all these elements for every position on the ground.
i cant find any linkable numbers for km covered in a typical game for aussie rules, but here are some for soccer. well i cant link it either, but the
higest i seen for soccer was 11 km a game.
i cant put a link to it, but i know that quite often midfeild players in aussie rules run more then 15 km, maybe 20 per game.
aussie rules also requires players to be profeicent in tackling
and hand skill, and foot skills.
not one of these other games demands this of each and every player.
there fore, aussie rules must be the best game, or at least the best in terms of athletisism.
also id say it would be the best to watch, as the gameplay is fast and fluid, more so the any other game.
there is no offside and it is a bit easyer to score, so you dont get bored waiting for a 0-0 draw toplay out.
there is plenty of contact, so you dont get bored atching people NOT hit each other.
plus there is much more possibility for freakish shows of co-ordination and corage then the other games.
in american football you never see players stand on others shoulders, taking a one handed catch over the heads of the pack of players.
you dont see some one jump 1.5 meters vertical off the ground, catch the ball in the goal square, and kick it through for 6 before he hits the
soccer you do get to see some pretty amazing foot movment though. i'll give them that.