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Sunday, April 15, 2012

World's easiest world record gets broken - again

Back in October I highlighted the record of "World's largest scrum" which had just been broken for the third time in less than a year, going from 68 to 361.

Well, Thurrock RFC have just set a new record - 571, including at least one proper forward, one Maggie Alphonsi.

As you see - front row aside - it remains not exactly a taxing record to break, all you need are enough people who are capable of bending down and leaning on those in front of them.

Perhaps some may think I am being needlessly critical, after it must have taken some organisation and no doubt  it raised lots of money for charity. But come one - four minute mile this isn't! Personally I think that (at the very least) the record should only count if the scrum is contested - and even then not until the ball has been thrown in by the scrum-half and properly heeled, though how on earth they could throw it into the middle of the front rows I do not know.

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