David MacMahon, of Authorblog, has a very interesting post on Australian Rules Football.
He seems a little puzzled that I have the impression that it is a violent game, more so than rugby, much more so than soccer.
I've only seen one match, on TV a long time ago, I remember it as being impressively brutal. "Might have been a bad day," suggests Mr. David.
I submit that any game in which a match has earned the name "The Bloodbath" is not quite tiddleywinks.
I'm not sure, but I don't think either of the moves pictured below are allowed in soccer or rugby. Violent? Balletic, maybe. I think I could really get into it. As a spectator.