Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison accidentally rugby tackled a young boy during a friendly game of football, knocking him completely to the floor.

The 54-year-old was on his campaign trail in Tasmania (he's trying to secure a rare fourth term) when he joined in with the local under-eights football club.

The club joked on Facebook of the accident: "Our club values are determination, effort and respect. We think Luca showed plenty of determination and effort to stop the PM scoring at all costs!"

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