Rugby Team Breaks World Tackling Record

Giorgi DolidzeCorrespondent IMay 31, 2009

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 31:  Tom Isaacs of Wales avoids a tackle from Gibson Weru Kahuthia of Kenya during the match between Kenya and Wales on day two of the IRB Edinburgh Sevens at Murrayfield on May 31, 2009 in Edinburgh, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

A NOTTS rugby team says it has broken the world record for the most tackles made in an hour.

The Nottingham Boots Corsairs under-16s team made 4,489 tackles at an event on Friday beating the current record of 4,130 held by Scots College in Sydney, Australia.

The team now has to wait for final confirmation by Guinness World Records.

It must send in video evidence and reports by independent judges at the event, Rushcliffe mayor Peter McGowan and Dave Beaumont of the Notts, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Referees' Society.

It took place at The Bay in West Bridgford. Click here for more

The team raised about £1,000 from sponsorship for the world record bid, with players aged 15 and 16 taking part. It will be used to fund the 10-day team tour to Canada in early July.

The team has been doing car boot sales and packing bags in supermarkets over the last 18 months to raise £25,000 to go on tour.