The Longest Match of Rugby Union

Wooden Spoon is going for a third Guinness World Record breaking attempt, this time to play in the longest EVER match of rugby!

In 2015, School of Hard Knocks established a new World Record at 28 hours 33 minutes, by 40 players. A new record was set in 2017, and now its our chance to go head-to-head with SOHK and gain another World Record title for Wooden Spoon in 2019.

Date: Sunday 25th – Monday 26th August 2019
Venue: Hazelwood, The Home of London Irish 
Details: The game will be played with 23 players per squad, under official laws, for 30 hours.

We want to attempt this world record to:

  • Raise awareness of the life-changing work of both Wooden Spoon and School of Hard Knocks
  • Celebrate rugby union in the run up to the Rugby World Cup
  • Raise £100,000 to help disadvantaged children in the UK have better opportunities in life

We still have a few player places available in our record breaking team. To be considered  for selection, please email your rugby credentials to Juliette Gillard at

This fundraising event is being held in aid of Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby