Rugby League: Former Rhino Morley sets Guinness rugby record

Adrian Morley
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Adrian Morley was among a group of fund-raisers set to go into the Guinness Book of Records for playing in the world’s highest game of rugby league.

The former Leeds, Warrington and Salford forward was among a group of 35 climbers who reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised more than £100,000 for the trio of charities of the Steve Prescott Foundation; the Christie Hospital, Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation.

“It’s a remarkable achievement,” said organiser Martin Blondel.

“A total of 38 set out and 35 completed the full challenge (unfortunately owing to altitude sickness).”

Among the intrepid climbers was Super League referee Robert Hicks, who took charge of the match to give it official status.