Trugo or TruGo is a game which was invented in the railway repairs workshops in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1900s, with the first record of competitions held in the early 1930s. The aim of the game is to score points by striking a rubber ring (called a wheel) with a mallet through goalposts.
Trugo is usually played outdoors in lawns, 90 feet in length for men, and 70 feet in length for women. The players stand on a rubber mat and face away from the goals. The mallet is then swung between the legs to strike the rubber ring, or a wheel. After the first player has struck four wheels, the players then swap roles. Each of the players have 24 shots, 12 from both ends.
Initially a gentle sport for just those over 60, it is still played today but targeted as a game for all ages.
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