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Some stats and thoughts on Champions Cup

Champions Cup is one of the most important events on the underwater rugby calendar but the competition’s history is a bit sketchy. The official website provides quite a bit of raw data (see link at the end). Here are my inferences about the event. If I have gotten things wrong, hopefully more knowledgeable people will

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How the Euroleague came to be

By Anton Churzin The idea of creating an underwater rugby league first came to me in 2005, following my first major international competition – the Helsinki European Championships. Of course, at the time I didn’t envision that it would be called the Euroleague. Viktor Krylov and I were 18 years old and we had just

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Cups in, leagues out – radical reform in Sweden

Published on December 7, 2015 by in articles

Swedish underwater rugby players can float between teams over the course of a season. The Swedish Sport Diving Federation has announced a major reform of the country’s underwater rugby league competition format last week. Traditionally, underwater rugby clubs in Sweden have competed in two separate leagues: Division 1 and Elite. Teams in the Elite league

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Tadda racked up the most goals in the Champions Cup

For the first time the Champions Cup has begun to award the top men and women scorers a prize. This year Water Way Company, which has long been a principal supplier of fins to the sport of underwater rugby, contributed two pair of fins to the 2013 winners. “To be honest this time, none of

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Haugland takes Waterways prize for top scorer at the Champions Cup

Nine goals over three days catapulted Akkaren forward Karine Haugland to the top of the women’s table for individual scoring at the underwater rugby Champions Cup in Berlin. Once a year, the world’s national champions in underwater rugby come together for international competition at the Tempelhof Municipal Pool in Berlin. Haugland, a Norwegian national team

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