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AFL’s Brisbane grand final may fuel Code Wars with NRL but both should focus on growing their sports – ABC News

To suggest the Gabba AFL grand final will land a blow on the NRL ignores the fact the Code Wars are not being contested inside stadiums, but rather in school playgrounds and on weekend sporting fields, writes Richard Hinds.



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As an ecumenical sports fan in a country blessed by the possibility of watching any of four football codes during a slovenly iso night on the couch, you are not supposed to say this.
But I don’t mind a good Code Wars battle.
Kevin Sheedy gormlessly pretending not to know or worse, actually not knowing the name of NRL stars after stumbling across the Barassi Line into western Sydney.
The late Johnny Warren and his natural successor Craig Foster returning fire to those who ridiculed “wogball” a…

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