We witnessed round 2 of the preseason cup clash between the Hawks (Tasmania) and the Western Bulldogs (Melbourne). It's a preseason knockout competition.
After some stretching we were underway - the game turned out to vary between periods of slick ball movement, catching, passing and quick kicking which were very entertaining to watch combined with small melees of players trying to gather posession of the ball (think a bunch of 10 year old soccer players in a group kicking at the ball, each other and jumping into piles). Scoring consisted of kicking the ball between four upright poles at each end of the oval.
We were rooting for the Tasmanians but they ended up losing comprehensively 1.15.12 (111) to 0.7.12 (54).
This being pre-season there were a number of players who had the night off. As we were about to get underway our neighbours entered from the field and sat beside us. Of course we had no idea of their celebrity but it turned out they were current players who Miriam mentioned might have been of interest to our single friends (this was offered to me quite diplomatically so I was unable to feel any jealousy - but I might have seen her pupils dilate a bit at one point). Further research told us they were better looking in person and that most of the team is better viewed at a distance.