Queensland to boar in on World’s Largest Scrum World Record

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Queensland Rugby will attempt to break the World Record for the World’s Largest Scrum this September.

The current world record was set at Twickenham in September 2014, with a total of 1,008 people taking part.

In the lead up to the Wallabies’ World Cup match against England at Twickenham, Queensland fans will attempt a new world record during a Buildcorp National Rugby Championship match at Ballymore on the weekend of September 12 and 13.

As part of the launch of the World’s Largest Scrum Record attempt, this Friday night the campaign’s official hashtag – #worldslargestscrum – will be printed on the field during the St.George Queensland Reds Round 15 Super Rugby clash against the Sharks.

Spectators will also be able to visit the World’s Largest Scrum marquee which will be located in Suncorp Stadium’s southern precinct on Friday night.

To be invited to be a part of the mass participation event, fans can head to thescrum.net.au and make a tax-deductible donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds going towards the building of the SCRUM monument at Suncorp Stadium.

Queensland Rugby Union Chief Commercial Officer Dan Herbert said: “The World’s Largest Scrum attempt is a way to engage with the entire Rugby community and raise awareness for both The SCRUM monument and our fundraising program.

“The SCRUM monument is a concept that will allow us to celebrate Queensland’s rich 132-year history of our game in all its forms from the grassroots to the professional.”

The SCRUM is the centrepiece of a ground-breaking Rugby precinct to be built at Suncorp Stadium, the home of the Queensland Reds. The fundraising program is in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation.

The SCRUM is an architecturally designed monument representative of the iconic Rugby scrum. To reflect our game’s 132-year history, each arm of the scrum will symbolise one of the 13 decades of Queensland Rugby and the significant achievements during those years.

The great players, coaches and administrators who helped shape the game in Queensland will be celebrated within the structure of The SCRUM and Hall of Fame inductees for the decade will have their names inscribed.

Rugby fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative limited edition paver and have their names etched alongside the greats of the game.

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