What is Underwater Rugby?
Underwater rugby (UWR) is an underwater sport played by two teams of 6. The aim of the game is to take control of the negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) and place it in the other team’s goal (a heavy metal basket fixed to the bottom of the pool). Players wear fins, snorkels and coloured caps to identify teams. Teams can be mixed, and we welcome all players at Pure Underwater Rugby club.
It originated from within the physical fitness training regime existing in German diving clubs during the early 1960s and has little in common with rugby football except for the name. It was recognised by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) in 1978 and was first played as a world championship in 1980.