Watch: 'It's pretty warm in here!' - beefy pro rugby players trapped in lift after exceeding weight limit




Seven professional rugby players from England's Sale Sharks were treated to an unexpected sauna session after they were trapped in a hotel elevator because they exceeded its weight limit earlier this month.

The players, which included Samoan centre Johnny Leota, Wales scrum half Mike Phillips and South African prop Brian Mujati, combined for 755kg inside the lift - exceeding its limit by 120kg.

The trapped players spent a nervous 75 minutes inside as emergency staff worked around them from the first floor.

At one stage the rescuers managed to open the doors enough to pass through water and food. 

They were out in time for their match with Bath on October 7, but perhaps not surprisingly, were thrashed 30-3. 

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