This year's Golden Oldies Rugby Festival held in Cardiff, Wales set a new record for the world's largest scrum. And Wisconsin played a small part in this gigantic set piece totaling 1,297 people.
Wisconsin Rugby Club alum Marc Kennedy, well known across our WRFU community and lead organizers for the WRC Old Boys team, traveled to the Golden Oldies this past week with the Chicago Condors' old boys, the Frogs. The Festival is one of the world's largest for players aged 35 and over.
[Editor's note: Did any other Wisconsin old boys or girls play at Golden Oldies? Let us know!]
The Guiness World Records-setting scrum was officially certified by officials and World Rugby official Nigel Owens blew the whistle to start the scrum. The previous record was 1,198 participants recorded during the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
The Frogs also participated in the Golden Oldies Parade of Participating Teams from Cardiff Castle to Principality Stadium. The Parade was featured on the BBC website here. A screenshot (below) from the BBC video shows the Frogs dressed up as The Blue Brothers. Kennedy can be seen in the front in the splits, one of his signature moves.
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