What Is the Real National Sport of Australia?

You cannot call any of the football codes the national sport of OZ as it differs from state to state, however the 2 codes that are played across the entire country are OZ Rules and Football (formerly known as soccer). There are bits and pieces of the other 2 codes as well but no real dominance. Cricket....I... show more You cannot call any of the football codes the national sport of OZ as it differs from state to state, however the 2 codes that are played across the entire country are OZ Rules and Football (formerly known as soccer). There are bits and pieces of the other 2 codes as well but no real dominance.

Cricket....I believe is the national sport of Australia. The history of the game in Australia is known, respected and played across the entire country. I love what I read in the sydney morning herald a few years ago saying "every Australian knows who the captain of the Australian cricket team is but some Australians do not know who the Prime Minister is".

What are your thoughts???
Update: I have to agree with RERE with his comments. The article I read in the SMH was the popularity of Steve Waugh. More people seem to know about him across the country than what they knew of John Howard. I suppose more of a hero to the people.
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