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Southport charity rugby game aims to break world record

An attempt to stage the world's longest game of rugby is underway at Southport Rugby Club.

World record attempt at Southport Rugby Club. Credit: ITV Granada

It's been organised by Gareth Lang who's trying to raise 12,000 for his daughter Ella, who has with cystic fibrosis.

He's trying to buy her a 'physio vest' which could help reduce her chances of picking up infections.

World record attempt at Southport Rugby Club. Credit: ITV Granada

It is hoped the match will last over 24 hours, beating the current world record for the longest game of rugby played.

To donate please visit Southport Rugby Club's fundraising page.


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Prince Harry to visit Greater Manchester

Prince Harry sharing a joke with Salford fire fighters on his last visit to Greater Manchester. Credit: PA

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The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.

Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.


Sean Gleeson announces his retirement aged 26

Sean Gleeson announces his retirement Credit: PA

Sean Gleeson has announced his retirement at the age of just 26.

The former Wigan, Widnes and Salford centre has failed to recover from an assault outside a nightclub.

He sustained a serious eye injury during an attack in Greater Manchester three months ago.

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