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England and Australia took their sporting rivalry right into a bygone period on Saturday, as the 2 nations confronted off in a jousting match.

Decked out in medieval outfits, rivals charged one another on horseback, every making an attempt to interrupt a picket lance on their opponent’s torso to win factors.

The Australians emerged victorious within the “Ashes” of jousting, a reference to the legendary Check cricket matches between the 2 international locations.

The 2-day jousting occasion in Victoria state, Australia, ended 89-75.

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Jousting is usually related to knights within the Center Ages, however historic jousting has been gaining reputation in England in latest many years.

English lovers solely just lately turned conscious of Australians collaborating within the sport.

They now hope the jousting battle will turn out to be an annual occasion.

In an effort to duplicate the cricket Ashes urn – which carries the stays of cricket bails burned after Australia defeated England in a Check in 1882 – organisers burned a number of the lance ideas damaged off in the course of the competitors on Saturday to make use of as a symbolic trophy.

“The subsequent Ashes can be going down in England in two years’ time and so they’ll have the prospect to win the trophy and take it over there,” Phil Leitch, the Australian captain, informed the AFP information company.

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Nonetheless, Mr Leitch stated that is the place similarities between the 2 sports activities finish.

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“I feel it is 100 instances extra thrilling than watching cricket – seeing males on horses every travelling at about 40 kilometres an hour, listening to the crack of the lance, seeing items of wooden go flying within the air… that is far more thrilling for me than cricket,” he stated.

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