Rugby World Cup Tour to stop off in Doncaster

The Webb Ellis trophy.
The Webb Ellis trophy.

Rugby union fans will get a glimpse of the Webb Ellis Cup in Doncaster later this summer.

The World Cup trophy will stop off at Doncaster Knights’ Castle Park ground on August 6 as part of a promotional tour ahead of the 2015 tournament, hosted by England.

Guests are invited to view the cup between midday and 2pm on the day, prior to an open training session with the Knights squad.

There will also be entertainment in the De Mulder Lloyd Stand and for every food item purchased guests will be given a free ticket for Doncaster’s pre-season friendly with Sedgley Park on August 22.

Doncaster Knights general manager Neil Holmes said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour and offer supporters and children the opportunity to really engage with the Rugby World Cup campaign.

“Rugby World Cup 2015 will undoubtedly inspire many who haven’t previously been involved in rugby either as a player or supporter and hosting the trophy really gives us an opportunity to align ourselves with community Rugby.

“There is no charge for entry or to have a photo taken so we really hope as many people as possible are able to get involved.”

England have been drawn in Pool A alongside Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay.