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Four legs good, three wheels better

A player falling out of his tuk tuk in the heat of competition at the Galle Tuk Tuk Polo Tournament in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Tuk tuk polo is basically the same as regular polo, only instead of riding four-legged horses, players drive three-wheeled auto-rickshaws. The motorised version of the sport has the same rules as the equestrian version.

The annual competition is a highlight in the southern Sri Lankan city of Galle.

This year's tournament took place in fine weather last weekend.

There were thrills aplenty - and some spills - as teams slugged it out for the Lakderana Cup and over 425,000 rupees (S$4,130) in cash prizes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2016, with the headline 'Four legs good, three wheels better'. Print Edition | Subscribe