WEBB ELLIS CUP TO VISIT BLUES ON TROPHY TOUR

On August 18 rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Goldington Road, the home of Bedford Blues, 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, Bedford Blues will welcome the Webb Ellis Cup between 20:00 – 22:00 in the Blues Marquee for all supporters to view and take a selfie on stage from 20:30.

The Club will host an informal gathering with bars open, food available and music from 7pm as the most recognisable Trophy in Rugby arrives in Bedford. The event is non-ticketed and open to all, but there is a maximum capacity in the marquee which will be stewarded throughout the night. For more information on the event please keep an eye on the website and social media in the coming months.

Bedford Blues Chairman, Geoff Irvine said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour and believe it is a great opportunity for supporters and children alike in Bedford to see this special Trophy in the build up to this year’s exciting tournament.

“It’s free to come in and see the Trophy and hopefully inspire the next generation. A lot of work has gone into this year’s competition and we are pleased to give Blues fans to chance to see the Webb Ellis Cup first hand.”

With three matches just down the road at Stadium:MK and plenty of Blues fans already registered with ‘The Pack’ as Rugby World Cup volunteers there is set to be a great buzz around the region come September, so get into the spirit early at Goldington on Tuesday 18 August.

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 two weeks to go until it begins, 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.

Next Home Match

Friday 24th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

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