'Bizarre' Zach Tuohy Tactic Gets Plenty Of Laughs In AFL

'Bizarre' Zach Tuohy Tactic Gets Plenty Of Laughs In AFL
By PJ Browne
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Zach Tuohy hit the headlines in Ireland and Down Under last month with a stunning last gasp mark and goal which claimed victory for his Geelong Cats against Melbourne.

The Laois man again caught the attention of fans and commentators during Geelong's easy win against Brisbane Lions at the weekend.

At the end of the third quarter, Brisbane had a chance to cut the 27-point gap between the two sides.

Rather than stand facing Mitch Robinson, jumping up and down and waving his hands, Tuohy stood which his back turned to his opponent. As the siren had gone, Robinson could not play on.


It worked too as Robinson kicked a behind, worth one point, rather than a goal, worth six.




Speaking on AFL Game Day, Tuohy said that someone had tweeted him calling him 'Zackward Tuohy'. He also explained his rationale for standing with his back to Robinson.

I do this a little bit when it’s closer to goal and I know they won’t play on," said the Portlaoise native.

I’ve got a theory that when you’re standing the mark jumping up and down and waving your hands doesn’t put anybody off, the only hope you’ve got is to either make them laugh or make them think, ‘What the hell is he doing?’.

You can watch Tuohy on AFL Game Day below.

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