Wednesbury Rugby Club

Wednesbury Rugby Club

Wednesbury Rugby Club is a rugby union club based in Wednesbury, West Midlands, UK, just off the M6 motorway J9. It was founded in 1921 and is the home of the world's tallest rugby posts.

Fabricated from steel tube by Irvon steel and galvanized by Joseph Ash, Wednesbury Rugby Club's world record breaking posts are 38.26m high above the ground, and needed a special crane brought in to help erect them. Not quite visible from space, the posts are still the tallest rugby posts on the planet.

The Wednesbury posts surpass the previous tallest of 110ft and 1/2in (33.54m) that can be found at the Roan Antelope club in Zambia, Africa.

The minimum required height of rugby posts under Law 1.4 (c) is just 11.2ft (3.4m) - technically a mere 1.3 ft (40cms) higher than the cross-bar.


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