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Women's Rugby to Play for World Record — and a Cause

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Keene State College and Williams College women’s rugby teams will be pushing their mental and physical limits when they attempt to play rugby for 24 consecutive hours, making the contest the longest-running rugby match ever. Guinness World Records has given Keene State and Williams the official green light to attempt the record in a match that will begin on Saturday, April 23, at 8 a.m. and hopefully end no earlier than 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Cole Field on the campus of Williams College.

The Ephs and the Owls will be raising money for breast and colorectal cancer research with their continuous play. Each team will have a 22-player roster and will be given five-minute breaks after every 60 minutes of play.

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