The 12 Greatest Guinness World Records In Rugby History

The 12 Greatest Guinness World Records In Rugby History

Longest drop kick, Rugby Union
The longest recorded successful drop goal is 77.7m (85yd) by Gerald Hamilton `Gerry’ Brand (b. 8 Oct 1906) for South Africa v. England at Twickenham, Greater London, on 2 Jan 1932.

Most international appearances in rugby union as captain
Richie McCaw played 110 matches for New Zealand as captain between 2004 and 2015.

He became the first player ever to captain a national side to two IRB Rugby World Cup victories, in 2011 and 2015. As of August 2017, McCaw also held the record for overall test appearances, with 148
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Most siblings to play in a rugby union international match
The most siblings to play in a rugby union international match is 5 and was achieved by Archie, Jack, Frank, George and Max Skofic (all Slovenia) playing for Slovenia against Bulgaria in the European Nations Cup Division Two match at Park Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia on 12 April 2014.

Archie, George and Frank Skofic started the game and played the full 80 minutes. Max Skofic entered after 25 minutes and scored 3 tries, while Jack Skofic entered after 77 minutes. All five brothers finished the game on the winning side as Slovenia defeated Bulgaria 43-17. George Skofic also scored a try while Frank Skofic kicked one conversion.


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