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VIDEO: Gareth Bale's amazing rugby ball trick

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale has taken a little bit of Wales with him to Spain’s capital.

After completing an £85 million transfer to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale was urged to immerse himself in everything to do with Spain by British players who spent time in La Liga during their careers.

The dust has long settled on his debut, he’s grabbed his first goal and he seems to have settle into life as a player for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

As the build up surrounding the latest El Classico gathers pace, Bale along with teammates Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez engaged in some more light hearted training based around a squash ball, an exercise ball and finally a rugby ball.

A bit of crossbar challenge action wasn’t enough for the Welshman and after seeing Benzema and Modric both hit the crossbar with a rugby ball, he upped the ante. The scene was set, Modric balanced a water bottle on the corner of the goal, the rugby ball was pinged across and what did Bale do? Find out for yourself.

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