Bale brings Welsh rugby to the Santiago Bernabéu

Bale's rugby drew gasps of amazement from Real colleagues. Credit: bwinbetting.com

Real Madrid may have paid Gareth Bale a world-record transfer fee for his football skills but it seems the Welsh man couldn't resist showing off a few homegrown talents to his teammates during training - with a rugby ball.

Ahead of his debut appearance in this Saturday’s Clásico with Barcelona, Bale Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Jesé Rodríguez demonstrated their skills with a variety of different balls.

But Bale produced a performance in an impromptu crossbar challenge which left his new team mates visibly astonished.

A bit of Welsh sporting culture takes to the pitch in Madrid. Credit: bwinbetting.com

Following an instruction from Modric, Bale nails a crunching Rugby ball volley to knock a drinks bottle off the frame of the goal and then follows it up with a long-distance drop-goal that would have made a Wales squad member blush.

Bale could return to the starting line-up this weekend following a thigh injury. Credit: bwinbetting.com

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Bale and Real try out rugby

Gareth Bale shows off rugby skills to Real Madrid teammates at training session