Events World’s Largest Rugby Scrum

World’s Largest Rugby Scrum

Event Date: Sunday 23 April 2023 @

On Sunday 23rd April 2023 we will be attempting our own world record of the world’s largest uncontested rugby scrum on the hallowed pitch, The Close, Rugby School. The current world record is 2,586 people, so we are looking for 3,000 school children aged between 10 and 17 (18 if still at school) to help use achieve this huge feat!

We are inviting schools and rugby football clubs to come and take part. There is a nominal £5 entry fee per person that will include a certificate of participation and a t-shirt. For further details see our registration page or email


The day will be to raise awareness of two fantastic charities and teams will be encouraged to raise funds:

  • Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby.  With the help of you, the rugby family, they fund life-changing projects across the UK & Ireland that support vulnerable children and young people.
  • Our own 1823 bursary fund which is in honour of Webb Ellis who was a bursary student. The bursary will be used to fund a means tested place(s) for child(ren), showing a talent for rugby football, to be educated at Rugby School.