On Saturday 18 July rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Cathedral Close from 9.30am to 11.30am with photo opportunities for members of the public.
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.
Along with it will be a number of displays by county clubs, including Junior Tag Rugby; a come and try activity where anyone can give it a try. Wheelchair Rugby; Rugby Tots and individual club displays with local rugby celebrities. Events on Cathedral Close begin at 8.30am, ahead of the arrival of the trophy an hour later.
Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive Officer of England Rugby 2015, said: “With less than six months to go until the Rugby World Cup we are delighted that Hereford Cathedral and the 800 year old Mappa Mundi will act as the iconic backdrop for Herefordshire’s Rugby World Cup Trophy visit, during on its 100 day journey across the UK and Ireland.”
The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, The Dean of Hereford added “We are delighted that Cathedral Close has been chosen as the location for the Herefordshire celebrations, and we welcome visitors, fans and the sportsmen and women of our county to share this experience at the heart of our city and county and diocese.”
The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will be the perfect opportunity to excite and engage fans across the UK and Ireland and make 2015 feel like the year of the rugby nation. Delivering a continuous 100 day tour means we can give as many fans as possible the opportunity to see the Webb Ellis Cup and tell us their rugby story as they countdown to their own tournament experience.