A new sport was launched four years ago in Rwanda: moto-polo. I wish the video above showed some of the crashes and falls, but we can dream on…

The sport is similar to traditional polo, except it was born out of this country’s distinctive palette of characters, customs and resources…Instead of horses, of which there are few in Rwanda, players drive and ride motorcycles, of which there are many.

There are five cycles on each team, opposing goals and 15-minute quarters with a “beer’s worth” break in between. The game is played at a frenzy—drivers goose the bikes to 45 miles per hour—as players jab and motorcycles fall.

The sport is evolving. Official statistics are not tabulated. Rules have never been written and are generally thought to be limited to these: motorcyclists cannot use their feet to kick the ball, and players cannot stick objects into motorcycle wheels.

You can read more about it right here.

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