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Bromsgrove hosts Guinness World Record match

Droitwich Editorial 29th Aug, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Boars and Bromsgrove Barbarians completed a 26-hour-long rugby match between 12.15pm on Sunday, August 24 to 14.15pm on Monday, August 25 while attempting a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest ever game of rugby.

Evidence of the game, including video footage and written statements, is being gathered from official witnesses and referee’s reports ahead of forwarding to GWR in respect of a final decision. The final decision from GWR is expected in a number of weeks.

The game, held at Finstall Park, raised money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers – figure tbc.

Organisers Ben Copson and Ian Riley want to put on record their thanks to Bromsgrove Rugby Club for the encouragement, advice and support that contributed significantly to the game being a huge success.

They specifically want to thank, most sincerely, the following for their co-operation, dedication and commitment before, during and after the match;

Team coaches: Warwick Bullock & Dean Ball.

Medical team: Anna Curnow, Lindsey Sidaway, Christine Young, Stephanie Dear.

Management: Jo Pitt & Clare Foster.

Stewarding: David & Charlotte Wellington, Paul Ward, Sophie Copson and Gino Belmonte.

Volunteers: Tim Ayling, Paul Norris, Neil & Gill Hughes, Mark Howard, the Mini & Juniors’ who acted as water-boys, the match officials and the players.

Ben Copson and Ian Riley said “We give a heartfelt thanks to all of the players, support staff, volunteers, match officials and sponsors for their time, efforts and support, we are truly humbled.”

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