'Snow rugby' catches on in Russia
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'Snow rugby' catches on in Russia

A new form of rugby union is rising in popularity with players in Russia - 'snow rugby'.

Hundreds have gathered on one of the rare rugby pitches in Moscow for a tournament of the simple game, which has teams of five.

On a small field - covered in snow - two teams play over two halves of five minutes without tackles or scrums.

For Russian rugby fans, it is a way to practice their favourite sport all year round.

  • 23 Jan 2019
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