Thursday, December 10, 2015
Most rugby passes in an hour: Singapore breaks Guinness World Records record
SINGAPORE -- Singapore surpassed the world record for most rugby passes in an hour as part of activities before it hosts a leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series next year; twenty-one national players completed 4,002 passes during the time period, beating the Guinness World Records world record of 2,336 set by Maccabi GB junior team in England in 2013, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Twenty-one national players established a world record for most rugby passes in an hour by completing 4,002 at Asia Square. This surpassed the Guinness World Records mark of 2,336 set by Maccabi GB junior team in England in 2013.
Photo: AFP (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most rugby passes by a team in one hour is 2,336 and was achieved by Maccabi GB Junior Rugby Squad (UK) at Allianz Park, London, UK, on 16 June 2013.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest mini rugby tournament; it was 2,610 participants, and was organised by the Hong Kong Mini Rugby Football Union at the Hong Kong Football Club/Happy Valley in Hong Kong, China, on 30 October 2010. Stuart Claxton adjudicated.
The rules call for players, standing at least 4.6 metres apart, not to drop the ball during the entire hour, and every pass must be a standard rugby pass.
The players cannot drop the ball during the hour effort and all passes must be standard rugby passes between players standing at least five yards apart.
The record-breaking attempt was part of a daylong carnival to drum up support for Singapore's hosting of the eighth leg of the World Rugby Sevens series on Apr 16 and 17 at the city-state's National Stadium, the organisers said.
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