5th June 2018, 08:58 | super_league

Rugby League's Two World Record Attempts

Rugby League's Two World Record Attempts

The Betfred Super League State of Mind round takes place this weekend, and the Rugby League will be taking part in two world record attempts.

The first will be held tomorrow night at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, in an attempt to break the record for the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson.

Fans are being encouraged to come along and help break the current world record of 688, achieved in Chennai, India earlier this year.

The lesson will be led by Dr. Phillip Cooper MBE (North West Boroughs NHS) from 6pm and will last 35 minutes.

Helping Dr. Cooper deliver the sessions will be former players, Danny Sculthorpe, Phil Veivers, Paul Highton, Jimmy Gittins and former referee Ian Smith.

The second world record attempt will take place at the University of Hull on June 9 and 10, kicking off at 10am on Saturday and finishing at 4pm on Sunday.

There will be 28 players aiming to beat the time for the longest game of touch rugby, which currently stands at 30 hours.

Hull FC captain Danny Houghton, and Hull KR duo, George Lawler and Chris Clarkson will be amongst a host of players helping promote the event.

Rugby League is the only UK sport to theme a round of fixtures around mental fitness, with this year’s round taking place between June 14-17. 

Tickets for tomorrow night are free and the first 1,000 tickets can be accessed via Eventbrite here.

If you do not wish to register online, you can just turn up on the day.