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A goal umpire uses Aboriginal flags to signal a goal during Port Adelaide's game against Melbourne in Alice Springs last year. Photo: Dan Peled / AAP
Football

Indigenous players didn’t invent Australian rules - but they made it their own

As the AFL celebrates its annual Indigenous Round, Roy Hay and Athas Zafiris contend that the origins of Australian Rules were not, as often suggested, steeped in Indigenous culture - but that pioneering Aboriginal Australians nonetheless made the game their own.

Football

Time runs out for Dixon as Dangerfield sinks Port

Power coach Ken Hinkley was diplomatic about the contentious umpiring call that might have cost his side its first victory in Geelong for a decade, conceding the decision that robbed forward Charlie Dixon of a crucial set-shot at goal was "100 per cent correct".