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Game on: which footy code scores higher in your bank account?


What your favourite footy code can tell you about your approach to money management

Aussies are notorious for our long-standing, never-be-decided, classic rivalries. Without a doubt, there will always be those topics that spark heated debate and keep us divided as a nation; Labor vs. Liberal, Holden vs. Ford, meat pie vs. sausage roll.

But when it comes to rivalries, perhaps the greatest of all is the ultimate footy code debate…AFL or NRL.

Like all great conflicts, no one can really remember how or why it all started but it makes the Montague/Capulet feud look like a playground squabble.

As the October long weekend approaches, most Aussies are gearing up for a two-day grand final extravaganza, regardless of which code they follow.

Even if you’re not a diehard fan, you will more than likely have a preference between the two. Did you know that your footy code preference can say a lot about your approach to money?

AFL aficionados

What you like about the game:

Aussie Rules might seem like an easy haphazard game to the uninitiated, but make no mistake it requires a high level of skill and fitness. With its fast-paced nature, the game demands energetic, lean and agile players. As a 360-degree game, players need to be aware of what’s going on around them at all times.

With players running on average 15-20km in one game, you admire the endurance that is a staple of an AFL match. Not to mention the level of precision and accuracy required for those kicks and handballs, usually done while running flat out.

Your money management style:

NRL natives

What you like about the game:

As a somewhat strategic game, NRL can be described as a violent chess match based on moving opponents around the field until you find that one gap, or get that one kick which was set up five plays prior.

The physical intensity and risky nature of the game always leaves you in awe. The players are much more reliant on anaerobic capacity compared to their AFL counterparts. The sheer size and strength of the players, and their ability to take brutal hit after hit is something to admire.

Your money management style: