Organized annually since 2003 in Jyväskylä, the snow rugby is a unique tournament and a must for hard core rugby players and fans. The tournament also adds up nicely to the growing selection of exotic sport tournaments and disciplines Finland is famous for, such as swamp football, wife carrying or rubber boot throwing, just to name a few… This years edition was held under perfect conditions, sunshine and only -5 degrees celsius. Compared to normal 15-a side rugby, teams have less players, the pitch is smaller and the rules are modified to some extent.
I’ve never shot rugby before. It was certainly trickier than soccer, movement is much less predictable. But it was fun, hopefully I’ll be able to shoot some real rugby on grass this year (JRC, hint hint).