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RAF personnel attempt to set world record for longest game of rubgy 10s

Players from Horus 7s rugby team based at RAF Brize Norton will kick-off their Guinness World Record attempt on Friday 21 June.

The game, held at Witney RFC, will raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Scotty's Little Soldiers who will provide the opposition for Horus 7s. The teams aim to play for 24 hours!

Horus 7s Rugby Team

The Horus 7s team was formed after Cpl Rob Bugden, a Parachute Jumping Instructor from Airborne Delivery Wing (ADW) RAF Brize Norton, was involved in a parachuting accident in 2016 that left him paralysed from the chest down. ADW wanted to do something keep Rob involved in the sport he loved, so Sgt Phil 'Taff' Thomas rushed to form a rugby 7s team, giving Rob the opportunity to manage from the side-lines. Rob has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund since his injury, helping him to rehabilitate.

Horus 7s have attracted some celebrity support for their challenge including England Rugby coach Eddie Jones, broadcaster Clare Balding, former England cricketer Ronnie Irani and former England Rugby player and manager Richard Hill - you can view the supports videos over at the Horus 7s Twitter page.

This isn't Horus's first world record attempt. In July 2017, the team undertook a challenge for the Longest Marathon Playing Rugby 7s game, achieving 24 hours and 30 mins playing against the Witney Barbarians. The teams were awarded the Guinness World Record which to date remains unbeaten.

You can show your support by donating via the Horus Just Giving page.

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