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The late Anthony Foley is set to be remembered in a unique way next week when a world record attempt in his name will take place in Limerick.
A Group of Limerick Institute of Technology students are planning a bid to break the record for the world’s largest scrum, and in doing so pay tribute to Anthony Foley.
Scrum For Axel, an official Guinness World Record attempt, will take place next to Thomond Park, the home of Munster Rugby. The sports management students in LIT are planning to bring 2,000 people together to break the record and raise funds for charity in the process.
The bid, which is supported by the Foley family, will take place in LIT’s Moylish campus at noon on Tuesday, April 4th. The world record attempt is also backed by Foley’s club, Shannon RFC, as well as Thomond Park and current and former Munster players, with members of the public also encouraged to pack down.
“We are calling on people to come along on April 4th and join in the scrum. In the run up to it, we are asking people to form their own Scrum for Axel and post it on social media under the hashtag #scrumforaxel.” said LIT student Robert Lewis.
Munster coach and former teammate of Foley’s Jerry Flannery said it was a “fantastic idea”.
“I’m involved and would love to see as many people as possible answering the call to come along and scrum it out. We’re remembering Anthony by setting a world record and raising money for a good cause in the process,” he said.