The 1888-1889 New Zealand Native football team matches saw a Māori team visit Victoria, as part of a year long tour of the UK and Australia, to play a program of Victorian Rules games. The team played eight games, winning three and losing five.
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The New Zealand national Australian rules football team (known as the New Zealand Hawks - previously Falcons), is the national team for the sport of Australian rules football in New Zealand. The team is selected from the best New Zealand born and developed players, primarily from the clubs of the AFL New Zealand. New Zealand-born players in the Australian Football League are not considered for selection.
Teams: Canterbury Cobras Wellington Tigers Auckland Buccaneers Waikato Thunder
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A player from the New Zealand national Australian rules football team taking a mark The introduction of Australian rules football in New Zealand occurred around 1868 and maintained some cultural significance there until 1914 and then from the 1974 restarting of senior competition in three of its major cities.
Answer (1 of 7): Why doesn't New Zealand have a team in the AFL? New Zealand doesn’t have a home grown team in the AFL, because Australian (Rules) Football is not up to AFL standard.
The Papua New Guinea national Australian rules football team is the most decorated in international Australian Football, having won more International titles (3 - 2008, 2014, 2017) than any other nation, in addition, it has won silver medals in 2002, 2005, 2011 and three gold at the Arafura Games.
When you think of sports in New Zealand, your mind generally goes to rugby union. The All-Blacks, the country’s national team, are the winningest team in any sport anywhere in the world. But Australia’s Oceanic neighbor is home to a small-but-growing community of Aussie rules footballers. Footy was introduced to New Zealand in 1868, but the majority of the original clubs were eventually pressured or convinced into switching to soccer or rugby rules.