Moment rugby player crashes during ‘beer slide challenge’ and sends pints FLYING
- A video shows him crashing into a table of pints after going down a water slide
- The player for Welsh team Blaina RFC heroically recovered to down his beer
- The captain of the amateur rugby team said: ‘Everyone just went nuts’
- Teams across Wales have taken part in the ‘beer slide’ challenge
A viral video has captured the hilarious moment a rugby pre-season challenge went wrong – when a player crashed headfirst into a table of pints.
The 31-second clip, posted by amateur Welsh rugby team Blaina RFC on Saturday, shows the team taking part in a challenge involving downing a pint after going down a water slide.
The ‘epic fail’ footage starts with the team, based in Blaenau Gwent in south-east Wales, cheering as the first player approaches the slip-and-slide.
After a spectacular dive onto his belly, he manages to get up and downs his pint in a matter of seconds.
The cheers continue as a second player, wearing grey shorts and no shirt, takes to the slide.
He speeds down with ease – but quickly realises he is going too fast.
The rugby player from Welsh team Blaina RFC makes a successful start to the challenge as he speedily slides towards the pints on his front
The man is travelling too quickly as he leaves the slip-and-slide and is unstoppable as he nears the table
He covers the distance between the slide and the table in seconds
The rest of the team watch on in the moments before the crash
The man is hurtled from the end of the slip-and-slide and crashes into the table filled with pints.
He tries to clutch on to the table for support but, as he does so, manages to send the seven lagers flying off the table.
The player struggles to his feet amid cheers and rounds of applause from his laughing teammates, who manage to save two of the pints.
The man is hurtled from the end of the slip-and-slide and crashes into the table filled with pints
Disaster! He tries to clutch onto the table for support but, as he does so, manages to send the seven lagers flying off the table
The unfortunate player falls to the ground as another man tries to save the flying pints
Despite the almighty crash he heroically completes the challenge and drinks the surviving pint of beer.
Luke Rees, 25, captain of Blaina, said: ‘Everyone just went nuts. They didn’t know whether to be angry or to burst out laughing. He took a bit of roasting for it.
‘It brought everyone together a bit more. It was a special moment that meant we left Saturday in arms together.’
Despite the almighty crash he instantly reaches for the pint and heroically manages to complete the challenge by drinking the surviving pint of beer
Last pint standing! The players are in hysterics as he drinks the well-deserved beer
The Blaina RFC captain said: ‘Everyone just went nuts. They didn’t know whether to be angry or to burst out laughing. He took a bit of roasting for it’
The now-viral video has attracted over 31,000 views on Twitter.
The trend, which was started by the Llanelli Wanderers, has been completed by rugby clubs across Wales.
Team Llanelli Wanderers started the ‘beer slide’ trend
The team replied to Blaina RFC’s version of their challenge, saying: ‘One of ours almost lost his teeth before we moved the bench back!’
Blaina RFC responded: ‘Wish you had warned us’.
The team play in the Welsh Rugby Union division three east league and are a feeder club for the Newport Gwent Dragons.