Largest attendance at a Rugby Union match
Often described as “The Greatest Game of Rugby Ever Played”, 109,874 paying fans turned out at Stadium Australia, Sydney to see New Zealand beat the home side 39-35 in July, 2000.
Longest rugby match
The longest marathon playing rugby union is 28 hr 23 min and was achieved by School of Hard Knocks and Scotty’s Little Soldiers (both UK) in Sunbury-on-Thames, UK, from 15 to 16 August 2015.
This attempt took place to raise money for local charities. The final score was Scotty’s Little Soldiers 1480 – 1849 School of Hard Knocks
Most points in a Rugby Union international career
The most points scored in a Rugby Union international career is 1,457 and was achieved by Dan Carter (New Zealand) from 21 June 2003 to 15 November 2014.
Carter scored a try on his All Blacks debut against Wales aged just 21 and has since surpassed the 100 tests with New Zealand. His most recent test was against Scotland: he scored three penalties in his familiar role as fly half.
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