HADDINGTON have been confirmed as official World Record Holders for “most participants in a touch/mini/tag rugby exhibition match” after organising a game which involved 467 players last August.
This record attempt was organised in celebration of the 700-year anniversary of Haddington’s Royal Charter, and supported by the SRU [Director of Domestic Rugby Sheila Begbie was one of the players], Royal Bank of Scotland and the Wooden Spoon charity. Scotland internationals Stuart McInally, WP Nel and Sarah Law were in attendance to support the event.
“It is fantastic to have our record formally ratified, generating 467 new Guinness World Record holders from ages five to 74, on what was a brilliant celebration of our great game,” said Haddington club president Keith Wallace. “This was a perfect example of Scottish Rugby working in partnership with their sponsors, RBS for RugbyForce, our partner charity Wooden Spoon and a member club to promote the game.”