National Rugby Players Set Guinness World Record in Singapore

At Asia Square recently, a Guinness World Record was set by twenty one national rugby players.

No, the record was not for the largest rugby scoreline. Rather it was the world record for the most number of rugby passes within an hour.

Singapore's rugby players are Guinness World Record holders. (Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

Singapore’s rugby players are Guinness World Record holders.
(Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

They completed 4,002 passes within an hour

The national players completed 4,002 passes – which is about twice as many as compared to the original record of 2,336 that had initially been set by the Maccabi GB Junior Team in England in the year 2013.

According to the rules by Guinness, the players are not allowed to drop the ball during the hour-long effort and passes are required to be the standard rugby passes. The players must also stand at least five yards apart.

The world record attempt in progress. (Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

The world record attempt in progress.
(Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

Part of a day-long rugby carnival to celebrate the upcoming HSBC World Sevens Rugby Series

Live-Streamed by Singapore’s mobile live streaming app, Joompe, this successful world record attempt was set as part of the day-long rugby carnival that had been organised to celebrate next year’s Singapore leg of the HSBC World Sevens Rugby Series. This will be taking place on April 16 and 17th at the Singapore National Stadium.

Apart from finding out more about the top 16 rugby nations at the event, visitors to the Rugby Hub also had the chance to win prizes such as rugby premiums and tickets to the Sevens by taking part in online games, including the Passing Challenge, Who Loves Rugby and the LineOut Challenge.

LineOut Challenge was one of the games that the public could play. (Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

LineOut Challenge was one of the games that the public could play.
(Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

Special appearance by Nila

Nila made a special appearance too! (Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

Nila made a special appearance too!
(Photo courtesy of Rugby Singapore)

Nila, the mascot for the ASEAN Para Games, which took place from 3 to 9 December, also made an appearance at the event and gamely posed for selfies with members of the public.

Buy Tickets for the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s

You can still buy your Early Bird tickets for the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s from now till 31 December. Moreover, by logging into www.singapore7s.sg, you can enjoy up to $30 off.

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