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WATCH: Take a deep breath - underwater rugby is all the rage in Hungary

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 07/10/2015 | 14:03

Members of an underwater Hungarian rugby team showcasing their talents
Credit: You Tube/ Viz Alatti Rogbi
Members of an underwater Hungarian rugby team showcasing their talents Credit: You Tube/ Viz Alatti Rogbi

The Rugby World Cup may be well underway but in Hungary their players like to stand out from the crowd, and do things a little differently.

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With the use of flippers, snorkels and a swimming pool they have made quite a unique statement, and turned the traditional grass-based game on its head.

This ingenious video shows two Hungarian underwater rugby teams ducking and dodging minus oxygen all in the name of rugby.

However, this variation of the much-loved game means that players have more freedom in that they can swim up and down as well as left, right, forward and backward.

The only drawback is that the obviously non-amphibian athletes have to surface every minute or so for a much needed gulp of air.

We are certainly fans!

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