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Smothering is a great defensive skill whereby a player blocks the travel of the ball as or just after it is kicked by an opponent. 

Like everything else in 'Aussie Rules' there's a knack to smothering effectively, but when it is done properly at a critical time in a game it is one of the most team lifting actions an individual player can carry out.

Check out the advice on the video below, and become one of the most well respected players on your team.

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