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World record for longest rugby game

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Months of some seriously demanding training will reach a head tomorrow at 11am when Scotty's Little Soldiers kick-off their world record attempt at Welford Road. A Scotty's Invitational team will take on a Tri-services squad in a 15-a-side full contact rugby match over 25 hours at the home of Leicester Tigers. Their task is to play non-stop to beat the current record, held by Congleton RFC, which stands at 24 hours 30 minutes and 6 seconds. The game aims to raise awareness and funds for Scotty's Little Soldiers, a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed in action while serving with the British Armed Forces. And their arduous task will begin after the Red Devils parachute display team have delivered their match ball to the home of the Leicester Tigers. The Leicester public can show their support for the record bid by coming down to Welford Road (tickets are just £5) and cheering the teams on. Organisers are planning family activities at the event too. Gates open at 9am. More details and tickets are available at http://www.scottysworldrecordfundraiser.co.uk/ One of the men behind the event is organiser Alan Knell and he is excited to show the merits of months of planning. "Everything has been in place for a while now and the past few weeks have just been about finalising the details," he said. "It's been a lot of work but everyone has been so receptive and the support and help we've had has been overwhelming. "From my point of view, I've done my bit and it's over to the players now. I know they've been training so hard for it and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind they will break the world record.

World record for longest rugby game


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