clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Photos: Grand tradition of the Aussie Rules Football recovery session

New, 2 comments

1

The 2012 AFL Grand Final in Australian rules football will take place Saturday in Melbourne as the Hawthorn Hawks battle the Sydney Swans. It's the AFL's version of the Super Bowl.

It's a great time to show some photos of a great Aussie tradition -- the recovery session. This is where players from teams cool down with a dip in the ocean after training. It's a shame American sports teams don't do the same. Photo 1 gets my vote for homoerotic shot of the year; the look on the one guy's face is priceless and I wonder what was going on there.

Click image for larger view:

[gallery columns="2"]

Photo 1: Travis Cloke of the Magpies looks on during a Collingwood Magpies AFL recovery session. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Photo 2: Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk walk in the water during a Melbourne Storm recovery session. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Photo 3: Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies walks out of the water during a Collingwod Magpies AFL recovery session. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Photo 4: Luke Ball of the Magpies walks out of the water during a Collingwod Magpies AFL recovery session. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Photo 5: Harry O'Brien and Darren Jolly of the Magpies look on during a Collingwood Magpies AFL recovery session. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Photo 6: Dayne Beams of the Magpies looks on during a Collingwood Magpies AFL recovery session. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Photo 7: Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk of the Strom fool around during a Melbourne Storm recovery session. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Photo 8: Sean Dempster of the Saints walks out of the water during a St Kilda Saints AFL recovery session. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)