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Underwater rugby


Underwater Rugby Promo [HD]


Promo video by the Underwater Rugby Club of the University of New South Wales.

Interested? New players always welcome.

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2003 World Championships of Underwater Rugby in Fredericia, Denmark.

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What is underwater rugby? - Promotional video

The aim of this clip is to give a complete introduction of underwater rugby. Explaining the sport to a non-player is difficult without any visual support. It should cover all frequently asked questions from a non-player that has just heard of the sport. When someone asks What is underwater rugby?, show them this video. Any suggestions for improvement is appreciated.

If anyone featured in this video, or original owners of the footage wants it removed, please let me know.

Most footage is taken from UWR-channel, the producers of the European Underwater Rugby League.

First person footage is from this video:

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What is underwater rugby? BBC News

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In the game of rugby, a water-logged pitch isn't ideal but in this case, it's essential. We're talking about the game of 'underwater rugby'. Peter Okwoche has been finding out though things didn't go so swimmingly for his debut.
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EUWRL 4: Molde vs Polisen 11-4 Highlights

GAME 11 : Molde UVK versus Polisen DK (11-4)
Team bright : Polisen DK
Team dark : Molde UVK
Place : Hämeenlinna, Finland
Date : 01.11.2015
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Starring: Team Betta Moscow
Director: Victor Krylov

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This is underwater rugby!

Underwater rugby (UWR) is an underwater team sport. During a match two teams try to score a negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) into the opponents’ goal at the bottom of a swimming pool.

It is played under water in a pool with a depth of 3.5m to 5m and goals (heavy metal buckets with a diameter of about 40 cm) at the bottom of the pool. Two teams (blue and white), each with six players (plus six substitutes), try to score a goal by sending the slightly negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) into the opponents’ goal. It is a fast and exhausting game; therefore, the subs replace their players on the fly.

The ball may be passed in any direction but must not leave the water. It flies about 2m or 3m before water resistance stops it. This makes good tactics and good (three-dimensional) positioning essential. The players need all sorts of different abilities: Strength, speed, agility or good teamplay are all similarly important. (Source:

Video contains footage from the Melbourne (Australia) underwater rugby team; the Victoria Seadragons. Visit their Facebook page to join: or find a club near you on:

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Song: Y&V - Lune

Underwater Rugby Pereira 2010

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Underwater Rugby - Training Video

Short video recap of a training session, made by the Underwater Rugby team at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

The Rules Of Underwater Rugby - Execution of penalty throws

The Rules Of Underwater Rugby - Execution of penalty throws

1. Execution of penalty throws
A. The penalty throw is carried out by one player from each team in front of the offending team's goal.
B. Neither player may be a player serving a time-penalty, nor may it be an expelled player.
C. The teams choose their own players to carry out the penalty throw. The other players shall be outside the playing area during the penalty throw. They may lie in the entrance lane.
D. The attacker shall start at the halfway line and center line crossing.
E. A water referee gives the ball to the attacker.
F. The goal defender shall be above his/her own goal and may not be more than 2 m away from the pool edge at kick-off from the water surface.
G. The start signal is given by the deck referee. Signal as for starting play; a long continuous sound.
H. The goal defender may not attack the attacker before both have dived.
I. The attacker has 45 seconds to make a goal.
J. Before control of the ball the goal defender must be within reach of the goal the whole time in order to try to stop the attacker. This means that the goal defender may choose any position (sitting upright, lying flat, etc.) but must at all time be able to touch the goal if stretching an arm/leg, without moving body position.
The goal defender may not go away from the goal voluntarily in order to try to stop the attacker, if he/she is pulled away from the goal by the attacker he/she must swim back to the goal when he/she is no longer held.
K. When in control of the ball the goal defender may leave the reach of the goal. The goal defender must be able to control the ball since it is not allowed to bring the attacker to the surface, it must be stressed that it is the ball that should be brought to the surface.
L. Both the attacker and the defender may repeatedly emerge/submerge during the penalty-throw.
M. The referees must not inform the teams of the remaining time of the 45 seconds.
The teams may inform their players from their own half of the playing area.

2. The penalty throw is finished
A. When the attacker succeeds in scoring a goal.
B. When the goal defender succeeds in obtaining the ball and is controlling it above the surface of the water anywhere in the playing area.
C. When the play is stopped due to a rule infringement from either player.
D. When 45 seconds have elapsed without a goal.

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Underwater Rugby Trailer STC Graz

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SM final RiUrSuk-HäSu 4/8/2017, Underwater Rugby

Underwater rugby RiUrSuk (Riihimäki) - HäSu (Hämeenlinna) 4/8/2017, Finnish Championship Series, final 2016-2017, Pirkkola, Finland

Firenze Cup 2014 - XIII Edition | Underwater Rugby [HD+]

Am vergangenen Wochenende fand in Florenz der 13. Firenze Cup statt.
Anwesend waren 18 Mannschaften aus verschiedenen Ländern wie Russland, Finnland, England, Dänemark, Italien, Tschechei Slowakei und Österreich. Darunter auch sechs reine Frauenmannschaften. Am Ende gewannen die Österreicher.

1 UWRC Wien (AUT)
2 FS Oldies (GER)
3 Firenze Rugby Subacqueo (ITA)
4 Amager UV (DEN)
5 Nana (GER)
6 Bielefeld-Karlsruhe (GER)
7 Öcher Otter(GER)
8 Rostock-Hamburg (GER)
10 Italy Mix (ITA)
11 UWR Luzern (SWI)
12 Osos Madrid (ESP)
1 Najadit (FIN)
2 Firenze Rugby Subacqueo (ITA)
3 Matryoshki (RUS)
4 UV-Copenhagen (DEN)
5 UWRC Wien (AUT)
6 UWR Volans (CZE)

Musik: Morley & Speo - Hope



Australia vs Singapore underwater rugby (mens) Pan Pacific Cup, Brisbane Australia, April 2015

For first time in 2015, the Australian and Singaporean mens underwater rugby teams played in the Pan Pacific Cup championships held in Brisbane, Australia in April. Watch the first half here, where Australia defeated Singapore 6 - 2. Thanks to videographers Robert Cook and Stacey Davies. Visit for more info.

Underwater rugby in Sydney, Australia

Surface tackling

FATUWR: First Asian Team Underwater Rugby (Singapore) Promo Video 2

Just a regular underwater rugby training session at Queenstown Swimming Complex every Saturday morning 0845-1100am.

This is the First Asian Team Underwater Rugby (Singapore), FATUWR


Music credits: Fort Minor, Remember the Name

Japan's water rock rugby builds strength and trust

Under the clear waters of Okinawa, a different kind of rugby is happening with a 35 kg stone. Water rock rugby originated from a lifeguard training exercise and developed into a game played by hundreds, promoting the necessity of co-operation among teammates. #RugbyBuildsCharacter
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