April 30, 2011
world record for biggest rugby scrum set in Burnham-On-Sea
new world record for the biggest rugby scrum was set in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday evening (April 30th).
total of 191 players joined in the mass scrum at the town's BASC
ground, as pictured here, to smash the previous record of 68.
record attempt was held to raise publicity and awareness for the
organising charity, Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
was watched by Burnham's MP Tessa Munt, Burnham's Mayor Michael
Clarke and a crowd of onlookers.
Piper from Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are thrilled to have broken the record. We had an absolutely
fantastic turnout and are so pleased to have broken the record."
we are very confident that we have broken the previous record,
we will have to wait for official confirmation from the team at
the Guinness World Records."
added: "The previous official record was 68. Although a team
from Leicester recently attempted to break it, we understand their
162 person scrum did not follow strict guidelines. In any case,
we'll have beaten them too!"
For more photos of this event, click
here for a gallery from David Townend