Soldiers and sailors complete 160,000 burpees in NHS fundraising challenge

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Soldiers and sailors have turned the cancellation of a historic fixture women's rugby fixture into triumph, completing more than 160,000 burpees in a fundraising challenge.

The women's Army v Navy rugby match was due to be played at Twickenham on 2 May for the first time in its history.

The squads have so far raised £18,000 for NHS Charities Together.

82,000

Capacity of Twickenham stadium, number of burpees the squads pledge to complete

167,694

total number of burpees the two squads completed

The men's Army Navy rugby match has been held at Twickenham every year since 2020 (except during the Second World War).

In the centenary year of that first men's match, the women's squads had hoped to make history by playing at the home of english rugby for the first time.

But with the game cancelled, the squads agreed to take on the fundraising challenge over the weekend.

They'd initially set a target of £10,000, which they reached within the first day.