Friday, August 1, 2014

Kings Rugby

Yesterday our year 8 rugby team travelled to King Prep School to play against them in rugby. We were very lucky because Kings school gave us a free ride to their school and back. When we arrived most of our rugby boys were staring at how big the school was. I thought it looked  bigger than Tamaki College.

As we made it to the field some of our boys didn't like the field because it had fake grass. As we warmed up we were looking at the Kings team. As they kicked off I felt nervous because it was my first time playing prop. The first scrum was really uncomfortable because the other props and hookers were short so it was hard for me. As the game went we scored the first try of the game. And straight after Kings scored as well.

At half-time we were still in the lead , but our half-back and our first-five were injured so we had to make a few changes. Kings was the hardest team we had ever played against. It was a really tough game but we managed to pull through and win 26-24. When we said our cheers we walked over to them and our captain thanked them for giving us a free ride. He also thanked them all for a tough game.

When we were riding back to school all the rugby boys were exhausted and wanted to go home early. I hope we can play them again.

Maths DLO

Australian Football League Research

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The History of Australia refers to the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians are believed to have first arrived on the Australian mainland by sea from Maritime Southeast Asia between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago. The artistic,musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving such traditions in human history.

Rules:  A.F.L is a sport played between two teams of eighteen players on the field of either an Australian football ground Or a modified cricket field, or a similarly sized sports venue. The main way to score points is by kicking the ball between the two tall goal posts. The team with the higher total score at the end of the match wins unless either a draw is declared or a tie-break which then will go into a golden point.

Understand the basics of the game. Australian football, or "footy" as it is known the ball is also often referred to as the footy is played on a large oval field 135 - 185 meters long from goal and 110 -115 meters wide and has four large goalposts on each side of the field. Points are scored by kicking goals, which occurs when the football is kicked between the 2 middle goalposts, and behinds, when the ball is kicked through the outside goalposts. Goals are worth 6 points and behinds are worth 1 point. There are 18 players on each side, with 3 interchange bench players and 1 substitute on the side. The ball can be disposed of either by kicking or handballing bumping the ball with the fist similar to volleyball, and goals can only be scored by kicking the ball through the goalposts.

The equipment you need for AFL is football boots, AFL shorts and a AFL singlet. The most important thing you need is a mouth guard. You can have a head guard if you want to use one.
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In 1857 Tom Wills was  one of the founders of Australian Football league after he returned to Australia after schooling in England where he was football captain of Rugby School and a brilliant cricketer. He advocated the winter game of football as a way of keeping cricketers fit during off-season.
The new game was devised by Wills, his cousin H.C.A. Harrison, W.J. Hammersley and J.B. Thompson. The Melbourne Football Club was formed on August 7, 1858 – the year of the code's first recorded match between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School.                                                                                    
In 1857 when A.F.L. was made there were 205,464. Now there are 23,344,735 people in Australia.