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The code wars! AFL and NRL WAGs go head-to-head on the red carpet

Their partners may play for different sports codes. 

But Australia’s footy WAGs went head-to-head on the red carpet this month at the AFL Brownlow Medal count and NRL Dally M Awards. 

While elegance and high glamour was trending at the Brownlow, the Dally M red carpet on Wednesday night saw the ladies dare to bare in racy gowns with dramatic splits, low-cuts and metallic tones. 

Australia’s footy WAGs went head-to-head on the red carpet this month at the AFL Brownlow Medal count and NRL Dally M Awards. While elegance and high glamour was trending at the Brownlow, the Dally M red carpet on Wednesday night saw the ladies dare to bare in racy gowns with dramatic splits, low-cuts and metallic tones

Cowboys star Tom Deardon’s partner Tahlia Church certainly turned heads with her flashy ensemble as she arrived for NRL’s night-of-nights. 

Eschewing the age-old adage, ‘choose to show off either your cleavage or legs’, Tahlia flashed the flesh in a silver gown with a thigh-high split and a cleavage-baring cut-out at the bust.

Brittney McGlone, partner of Tigers player James Tamou, also held nothing back when it came to dressing for the Dally M red carpet. 

Cowboys star Tom Deardon's partner Tahlia Church certainly turned heads with her flashy ensemble as she arrived for NRL's night-of-nights

Cowboys star Tom Deardon’s partner Tahlia Church certainly turned heads with her flashy ensemble as she arrived for NRL’s night-of-nights 

James Tamou of the Tigers and his partner Brittney McGlone sported a gaudy plunging gown emblazoned with gold sequins and feathers, while flashing plenty of flesh thanks to its thigh split and plunging neckline

James Tamou of the Tigers and his partner Brittney McGlone sported a gaudy plunging gown emblazoned with gold sequins and feathers, while flashing plenty of flesh thanks to its thigh split and plunging neckline

The heavily bronzed blonde sported a gaudy plunging gown emblazoned with gold sequins and feathers, while flashing plenty of flesh thanks to its thigh split and plunging neckline. 

Also revealing some skin on the Dally M red carpet was Valentine Holmes’ wife Natalia O’Toole. 

Natalia left little to the imagination in a sarong-inspired, cut-out maroon gown that revealed her abs, cleavage and thigh. 

Valentine Holmes' wife Natalia O'Toole left little to the imagination in a sarong-inspired, cut-out maroon gown that revealed her abs, cleavage and thigh

Valentine Holmes’ wife Natalia O’Toole left little to the imagination in a sarong-inspired, cut-out maroon gown that revealed her abs, cleavage and thigh

Dragons player Ben Hunt’s wife Bridget also put in a daring display in an optical illusion dress that made her appear almost nude beneath a layer of rhinestones. 

The racy frock featured an extreme split and an eye-popping plunge neckline that exposed a generous glimpse at Bridget’s cleavage.  

Dragons player Ben Hunt's wife Bridget also put in a daring display in an optical illusion dress that made her appear almost nude beneath a layer of rhinestones

Dragons player Ben Hunt’s wife Bridget also put in a daring display in an optical illusion dress that made her appear almost nude beneath a layer of rhinestones 

Also taking the plunge at the Dally M Awards was Sea Eagles star Kelma Tuilagi’s partner Kaylie Gendron. 

Kaylie stole the show in a bright orange gown that highlighted her curves and boasted a dramatic plunging bodice with mesh inserts. 

Also taking the plunge at the Dally M Awards was Sea Eagles star Kelma Tuilagi's partner Kaylie Gendron

Also taking the plunge at the Dally M Awards was Sea Eagles star Kelma Tuilagi’s partner Kaylie Gendron 

The sartorial sentiment couldn’t have been more different on the Brownlow Medal count red carpet earlier this month. 

Many AFL WAGs opted for high-fashion frocks while showing a comparatively modest amount of flesh. 

Tayla Damir, the reality star fiancée of Richmond player Nathan Broad, looked elegant in a white couture gown with unusual, structured detailing. 

The sartorial sentiment couldn't have been more different on the Brownlow Medal count red carpet earlier this month.  Many AFL WAGs opted for high-fashion frocks while showing a comparatively modest amount of flesh. Pictured: Tayla Damir

The sartorial sentiment couldn’t have been more different on the Brownlow Medal count red carpet earlier this month.  Many AFL WAGs opted for high-fashion frocks while showing a comparatively modest amount of flesh. Pictured: Tayla Damir 

The gown featured a thigh-high split that showed off some leg and she added a pair of strappy metallic heels to add to the ensemble.

Abbey Gelmi, girlfriend of AFL player Kane Lambert, meanwhile chose a romantic look in a flowing dress. 

She stunned in the sleeveless off white gown with soft ruffled detailing at the bust and a full skirt, opting for glowing, rosy makeup for the event. 

Abbey Gelmi, girlfriend of AFL player Kane Lambert, meanwhile chose a romantic look in a flowing dress

Abbey Gelmi, girlfriend of AFL player Kane Lambert, meanwhile chose a romantic look in a flowing dress 

Meanwhile, Tom Hawkins' wife Emma went for drama as she walked the red carpet in a black frock with an extra long train

Meanwhile, Tom Hawkins’ wife Emma went for drama as she walked the red carpet in a black frock with an extra long train 

Meanwhile, Tom Hawkins’ wife Emma went for drama as she walked the red carpet in a black frock with an extra long train. 

The blonde beauty wore her hair in a half-up style and chose minimal accessories, while opting for a peachy makeup look with lots of highlighter. 

Kate Lawrence, the partner of Luke Parker, was a ray of sunshine in a bright yellow number paired with strappy heels in the same tone. 

Kate Lawrence, the partner of Luke Parker, was a ray of sunshine in a bright yellow number paired with strappy heels in the same tone

Kate Lawrence, the partner of Luke Parker, was a ray of sunshine in a bright yellow number paired with strappy heels in the same tone 

She wore her hair up to let her dress do the talking and chose a rosy makeup palette to match her floor-length gown. 

Maisie Packer, partner of Port Adelaide player Connor Rozee, meanwhile chose midnight blue for the occasion, and looked classically chic in the bejewelled number. 

She added a pair of strappy rhinestone heels and a number of accessories including multiple necklaces and drop earrings. 

Maisie Packer, partner of Port Adelaide player Connor Rozee, meanwhile chose midnight blue for the occasion, and looked classically chic in the bejewelled number

Maisie Packer, partner of Port Adelaide player Connor Rozee, meanwhile chose midnight blue for the occasion, and looked classically chic in the bejewelled number 

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