The Sexy Ritual Of Rugby Players Emerging From The Ocean

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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.

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But first they must break through the waves.

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

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And leads the rest of the pack from the ocean.

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They all come out of the water together.

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Their spirits united.

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And they take stock in the moment.


However, some go it alone.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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[Photos: Getty]