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Australian Sports Are Designed For Incredible Catches

That's David Mead of the Gold Coast Titans with the incredible fingertip grab and score from this weekend's NRL action. Australians seem obsessed with anointing highlights the "try of the year" , but apparently rugby league is a totally different sport from Aussie Rules Football, so Mead can have his imaginary trophy without taking it from this incredible AFL catch from a few weeks back.

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Try of the Year is an actual thing now for ruggers; the International Rugby Board will hand out the award at season's end, although domestic league highlights like Mead's won't be eligible. So let's give him a consolation: David Mead wins the Deadspin award for 2011 Person We've Heard Of From Papua New Guinea.

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