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Williams College Women’s Rugby Breaks A Record

Rugby is a sport that just never really took off as a major sporting event in the United States, but here’s something about rugby that I think deserves mentioning, especially since it happened in our own back yard.

Women's Rugby Sets World Record
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Just across the border in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a brand new record was set in the Guinness World Records. In a story from WTEN and the Berkshire Eagle, the women’s rugby teams of Williams College and the Keene State College now have a place for the Guinness record book for playing the longest game of rugby.

In a game where a match normally lasts for about 80 minutes, over the weekend the two teams played for 24 hours, uninterrupted. They played from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday trophy. The game took a total of 24 hours, five minutes and 15 seconds. This won them their spot in the Guinness World Records.

Besides making the record books, the game raised money for breast cancer research awareness. Both teams’ goal is to teams’ goal is to raise $10,000. If you’d like to help, you can donate at Scrumforacure.com, until May 1.

A big congratulations goes to both teams for making a new record, and doing it for a great cause. Isn’t pretty cool when two competitors do something like this and make it really matter?

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