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Local club attempt world's biggest training session

The rugby community came together over the week end for a world record attempt with a difference as Long Eaton RFC hosted the world's largest rugby training session. 

Based in Derbyshire, players, friends, family and rugby stars joined the attempt at their West Park ground - with England head coach Eddie Jones also joining.

Leicester Tigers community team were there in full force, celebrating the event and getting stuck into the session. Check out a video of the day below.

The event aimed to help raise money for a clubhouse extension at the facility, which since 2012 has grown from  22 players and one coach to three men’s teams, occasional Vets, a ladies’ team and girls’ teams at U13, U15 and U18 and thriving Colts, youth and minis. 

Emma Taylor, rugby development officer at Leicester Tigers, said: "It was great to be invited along and to get involved with such a ground-breaking feat, It's just brilliant to see a community come together through rugby and build on the foundations for generations to come.

"We were giving away prizes, tickets and hosting a number of games for participants to get involved with. We can't wait to welcome back our friends for the Tigers versus Saracens game later this month."