TEAMS representing two leading charities – Scotty’s Little Soldiers and School of Hard Knocks – will face off next month as they attempt to break the world record for the longest rugby game.

44 players will compete in the 30-hour-long game held at the home of London Irish, Hazelwood in Surrey.

SCOTTYPOSTERThe event will take place on 15-16 August and will be supported by a host of recognised names from the rugby world including ambassadors from Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Louis Deacon and George Chuter.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a national charity supporting children who have lost a parent in the British Armed Forces.

The charity’s CEO, Stuart Robinson, said: “We are thrilled to be involved in a world record rugby match challenge with the School of Hard Knocks.

“There are going to be some tired legs after the 30 hour game, however, I just want to say good luck to both sides and thank you to everyone who is supporting the two amazing charities.”

School of Hard Knocks, uses rugby as a platform to help people realise their potential in life. Through a combination of rugby training and class-based sessions, the charity helps adults who are long-term unemployed find the confidence, skills and resolve to get back into the workplace.

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