Southport RFC Smashes World’s Longest Rugby Match (otsnews.tv) August 2nd, 2015 Tom Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Exhausted proud Southport team Exhausted Southport Rugby Football Club has set the Guinness World Record for the longest rugby match in history, Saturday 1 July. Exhausted Southport Rugby Football Club players have set the Guinness World Record for the longest rugby match in history. The match, which kicked off at 2pm on Friday, and needed to last for 26 hours to eclipse the current record of 25 hours, 59 minutes and 47 seconds, recently set by Bromsgrove RFC. Gareth Lang is playing to raise £12,000 for a physio vest to help his daughter Ella Lang, aged 10, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. And good friend James Doran is playing for his niece, Ava, aged three, who needs a kidney transplant. Each of the players who took part are hoping to raise £200, with money going to buy Ella’s physio vest. Any surplus donations will be given to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Donations have been coming in thick and fast, with former Manchester United FC manager Sir Alex Ferguson donating £1,000. To donate, go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/southportrugby/217951 or text SRFC24, with the amount you wish to donate, to 70070. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!