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Video: Rugby Xtreme - Played In The Snow At An Altitude Of 1500m

Video: Rugby Xtreme - Played In The Snow At An Altitude Of 1500m
By Gary Reilly
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When you think of Argentina, a snow capped mountain range isn't the first image that is likely to pop into your mind. However, outside the cosmopolitan metropolis of Buenos Aires and the low-lying grassy pampas, much of the west of the country is dominated by the sprawling Andes. Like most major mountain ranges, the Argentinian Andes are home to plenty of popular ski resorts but there's a new snow sport that is quickly gaining in popularity.

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Rugby Xtreme is the brainchild of a couple of enterprising individuals who wanted to take one of Argentina's most popular sports into the mountains to see how it would fair. There's 50 tournaments across Argentina, all played at a minimum altitude of 1500m. Apart from the whole issue of being played in snow, the main difference between rugbyy xtreme and it's grass based sibling is that the pitch is much smaller and the rules are more like touch rugby.

Sure what else would you be doing at 1500m, anyone up for organising a game on Carrauntoohil in December?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcBItSJuibY

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