The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

I re­ally en­joyed get­ting out of the of­fice last week to check out Palmer­ston North Boys’ High School’s at­tempt at the world’s big­gest rugby scrum.

It was a spec­tac­u­lar day weather-wise and there was def­i­nitely a buzz at the school as stu­dents and the com­mu­nity lined up to take part in what could be marked down in the Guin­ness World Records.

The cur­rent world record for the largest scrum was set in Ja­pan last year with 1565, but the num­ber to beat was an at­tempt in Ireland ear­lier this year with 1740.

It looks like the turnout of 1758 at Boys’ High last week was enough to tick it over the edge.

It was quite the lo­gis­ti­cal feat lin­ing up so many people - teenage boys at that - but the co-or­di­na­tion was on point.

It was a great com­mu­nity event that will help to put Palmer­ston North on the map as a rugby-lov­ing city.

- Lisa Hous­ton

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