The Sexy Ritual Of Rugby Players Emerging From The Ocean

South Sydney Recovery Session

While fans of rugby tend to focus their attention on what happens on the field, there’s a moment outside the arena that’s often overlooked: the recovery session. The recovery session is a special time in a fan’s life when rugby teams let their players cool down after a tournament or at season’s end. It’s usually accompanied by media, which snap the players relaxing poolside or at the beach. However, the best part of the special training session is when the players emerge from the water, like Greek Gods that they are, recovered, rested and ready for more.

(Let Thomas Burgess — Gorgeous George’s more clothingly-inclined twin brother (center) — and his South Sydney Rabbitohs mates serve as an example for what’s in store.)

After recovering, it’s time to find their way to the shore.

British and Irish Lions Training Session

But first they must break through the waves.

British and Irish Lions Media Session

One eventually makes his way to the water’s edge.

South Sydney Recovery Session

And leads the rest of the pack from the ocean.

British and Irish Lions Media Session

They all come out of the water together.

British and Irish Lions Media Session

Their spirits united.

Melbourne Storm Team Recovery Session

And they take stock in the moment.


However, some go it alone.

Wallabies Recovery Session

Because they want to show off their body.

And then there are those who make their way out of the pool (like a sexier version of Lady In The Water).

And wade calmly through the lanes.

All Blacks Training Session

But there are others who like to make a dramatic exit, err, entrance.

Wallabies Training Session

And then there are those who like to quietly emerge from the shadows of the night.

All Blacks Recovery Session

And while it looks hot, it can sometimes be cold.

Melbourne Storm Recovery Session

But then there are the ones who need you to pull them out.

Melbourne Storm Recovery Session

[Photos: Getty]

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  • AshNYC

    Yes, Please, and Thank You!

  • Jersey2013

    Why don’t any of them have hair?

  • niles

    There is a God, and he loves rugby!

  • WhyteRabbit

    @Jersey2013: oddly enough i see hair on most of them. OH… you mean why don’t they look like wooly beasts…. that’s right, this is queerty, home of the venomous anti-scapers. nvm. more than one of them has beard, chest hair, treasure trail, arm hair, leg hair… get over the fact that some people shave. really.

    PERSONLLY… i think this was a fantastic li’l pictorial ;) lol. and i would be more than happy to take the last guy by the hand and lead him to dry land.

  • Dxley

    All have small dicks. Bummer!

  • yaoming

    Suddenly, I’m a sports fan.

  • pscheck2

    The question now is: who IS and who ISN’T? Well, my gaydar tabs …………….! Now, who do you think ‘is’?

  • onahigh23


  • whatisthis

    God, the male body is just so beautiful. These pictures, and the men in them, are gorgeous.

  • hotshot70

    uh, shrinkage?

  • redspyder

    @Dxley: LOL – don’t know where (or when) these were shot for sure, but the oceans off Clovelly & Coogee beaches today were roughly 70degrees F.

    Thats about 10 degrees cooler than most competition pools – & will start to lower body temperatures and begin the start of hypothermia.

    Cold water = shrinkage! :-)

  • xtincta


    No and for that we should all be thankful. Body hair is a gift from the devil.

  • B Damion

    Yasssss…!I will take them all. These are some beautiful men. I love it. I’m not sporty but…@yaoming-I’m with ya.

  • pauleky

    @WhyteRabbit: Perhaps you need to get over the fact that a LOT of people think shaving is ridiculous. You like bald bodies? Good for you. Telling others to get over the fact they don’t makes you come off like a jerk. I’m guessing you couldn’t care less, which is sad, but not surprising.

  • Ronbo

    Shaving, like circumcision, is unlike nature. Nature gives us foreskin and hair. Why do these guys hate nature? I bet they think it makes em sexy. Maybe it helps one or two.

  • viveutvivas

    @Ronbo, hair grows back, foreskins don’t.

  • viveutvivas

    Rugby players have the sexiest bodies in all of sports. No other sport comes close.

    Although – they didn’t have these bodies 20 years ago. I have seen studies to the effect that steroid use (a lot of it in high school) has made the average 19 year old player of today 20 lbs more muscular than the 19 year old players of 20 years ago.

  • J.c.

    @Jersey2013: They don’t have much body hair and usually remove it because body hair holds sweat and is irritating to the skin during very active sports under the gear. Its not like everybody is a fat “bear” sitting around eating donuts. LMAO!

  • J.c.

    @Dxley: Obviously you have not had many dicks since you don know the difference between a grower and a shower. (lol)

  • J.c.

    @pauleky: I imagine Whyte-Rabbit was pointing out the fact that some people are tired of listening to fat hairy queens whine about athletic in shape hairless men. The so called “Bear types” are under the mistaken belief that they can re shape the publics concept of beauty. T’Ain’t happenin” .Sorry! Now go have another donut. LMAO!

  • Kangol

    Scrum-ptious, Queerty.

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