The 12 Greatest Guinness World Records In Rugby History

The 12 Greatest Guinness World Records In Rugby History

Largest Rugby Ball
The largest rugby ball is 4.709 m (15 ft 5.39 in) long and 2.95 m (9 ft 8.14 in) tall and was achieved by Cathay Pacific Airways Limited for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2011 in Hong Kong, China, on 15 March 2011.

The rugby ball is 12.066 m (39 ft 7.03 in) in circumference from east to west and 9.34 m (30 ft 7.71 in) from north to south. It is about 20 times of the regular sized rugby ball.

Largest rugby scrum
The largest rugby scrum consists of 1,758 people and was achieved by members of Palmerston North City (New Zealand) in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand, on 29 June 2017.

The event took part of Palmerston North’s Winter Festival at Palmerston North Boys High School.

Oldest international rugby union player
The oldest international rugby union player is Mark Spencer (b. 21 May 1954) who was aged 57 yrs 340 days when he represented Qatar in the Asian 5 Nations Competition versus Uzbekistan in Dubai, UAE, on 25 April 2012.

Mark was born in the USA but took up Qatari residency, allowing him to represent the national side.