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Welford Road world record for Scotty's

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Welford Road is to be included in the Guinness Book of Records after staging the longest ever continuous rugby match, organised in aid of club charity Scotty's Little Soldiers.

The home of Leicester Tigers hosted the match between teams representing Scotty's and the Armed Forces between 11am on May 31 and lunchtime on June 1, 2103.

It lasted 24 hours and 51 minutes, which has now been confirmed as a world record by the Guinness Book of Records, the universally recognised authority on record-breaking achievements. The Armed Forces XV won the game 1,742 – 828.
Organiser Alan Knell said: “Over the moon to announce that Scotty's Little Soldiers and its band of brothers are now officially the new holders of the World Record Holders for the longest game of rugby union, with 24 Hours and 51 Minutes.
“Thanks to everyone that helped, played, watched and supported our event.”
It is the latest accolade for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which was last month named Military Charity of the Year at the Charity Today Charity Awards.
It was established by Nikki Scott, whose husband Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan, to help the children of servicemen and women who have been killed in action.
Tigers named Scotty’s Little Soldiers as an official charity to help them to raise their profile and much-needed funds for their work with children of fallen servicemen and women.
For more information, or to support the charity’s work, visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk