Definition of on-baller in English:



Australian Rules Football
  • A player who follows the ball, rather than playing in a set position.

    ‘he sent a balanced hand pass to the on-baller running forward’
    • ‘He had a field day as an open-side on-baller.’
    • ‘Nine of its on-ballers hit the scoreboard.’
    • ‘The job won't get any easier without their star on-baller, who misses with a shoulder injury.’
    • ‘The injury-prone on-baller hasn't played in the AFL since ruining his knee in April.’
    • ‘The brilliantly gifted on-baller with electric pace was an incredible talent.’
    • ‘He was dominating the center ruck contests and his on-ballers were feasting on the results.’
    • ‘For the hard-running on-baller, this is his first game back since the operation.’
    • ‘The on-baller has been in strong form after returning from a second knee reconstruction.’
    • ‘His speed and silky skills make him one of the most damaging on-ballers in the competition.’
    • ‘The recruitment of these talented on-ballers headlined a successful period for the club.’