They are two completely different games.
AFL uses an oval-shaped field, Rugby uses a rectangular field.
Ball shapes are similar, but the Australian game has no offside and allows forward passing of the ball, which actually produces a very different game altogether - with some strategies more like Basketball, except that both feet and hands are used to pass the ball and gain territory.
Where do you start? Both use a oval ball similar in size but the Aussie rules ball is thinner, closer to an American Football. Tackling is allowed in both codes but there are probably more restrictions on the Aussie rules players. Rugby - rectangular field, 15 players, 2x40 minutes halves, must stay onside, 2 vertical goal posts and a crossbar which ball must pass through and over to score. Aussie Rules - oval field, 18 players, 4x25 minute quarters, no offside, 4 vertical goal posts, no crossbars, ball passes through outer post for a point and between inner posts for a goal (worth 6 points). There will be more but that will get you going!
AFL is the best sport in the world apart from Soccor. Go The TIGERS
AFL (Australian football league) and Rugby league
Oval. A Gilbert football for Rugby Union, a Steeden Football for Rugby League and a Sherrin for Australian Rules Football (AFL).
AFL (Australian Football League) NRL (National Rugby League)
Australian rules football (commonly locally called "footy" and which is vastly different from English football, rugby league, rugby union, or American football) is considered Australian because it was invented and developed in Melbourne, Australia.
Rugby actually preceded games which use some of the principles such as American football Gaelic football. There are two related types of Rugby. Rugby League and Rugby Union.
Australian rules football, cricket and rugby league.
Australia's main sport is cricket, followed by AFL - Australian Rules football (not soccer).
Association football (Soccer), Five-a-side soccer, Gaelic football, Rugby League, Wheelchair rugby,Freestyle football, Rugby Union, American football, Canadian, Australian football, Subbuteo, Table football and quite a few more.
We play cricket, NRL (National Rugby League) and AFL (Australian Football league) mainly
Wests Tigers was created in 2000.
Rugby Football League was created in 1895.