On June 13 Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Orkney Rugby Club, Kirkwall as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.
As part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, Orkney Rugby Football Club will be holding a Rugby tournament for Minis players on the outfield pitches from 14:30 to 16:00. During this time, the Webb Ellis Cup will be on display. Former Scotland International player Chris Paterson will also be in attendance with the travelling party.
Orkney RFC Chairman, Neil McCartney has indicated that the Club is very excited at the prospect of the Webb Ellis Cup making a flying visit to Kirkwall. He said, ‘The Club has had an exceptional year on the pitches from the minis sections, age grade boys and girls, right through to the senior squad gaining promotion. Hosting the Webb Ellis Cup is the icing on the cake and will be a great boost to the promotion of Rugby in Orkney and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’.
The journey throughout the UK and Ireland aims to engage fans and give them the opportunity to build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story.
Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour engaging with over 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite. In addition Host Cities, Match Venues, community and legacy programmes, sports events, stakeholder visits, Worldwide Partner activations and iconic landmarks will feature as part of the Trophy Tour with over 300 events programmed across the 100 day continuous tour.
With less than six months to go, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland will create hundreds of opportunities for fans to see the Webb Ellis Cup and tell their Rugby story as they countdown to their own Tournament experience.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour, full details on the locations and events will updated in the coming months.
Read more about the Scottish leg of the tour on the SRU site: scottishrugby.org/news/15/06/05/william-webb-ellis-trophy-tour-scotland-next-week
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