Tigers players pose before 25-hour charity rugby match

Leicester Tigers players pose with Scotty's Little Soldiers Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester Tigers players posed for a photo this morning before the beginning of a 25-hour record-breaking attempt to play the longest game of rugby.

It is in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers - a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British armed forces.

The charity provides treats, outings, trips and activities for families of the fallen, with the aim of offering a respite from the daily ups and downs of coping without a loved one.

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25-hour charity rugby match

The armed forces charity Scotty's Little Soldiers is attempting to break the world record for the longest-ever game of rugby union to help raise funds to support the charity. They will be playing for 25 hours in the Leicester Tigers stadium.