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Woodford hosts Webb Ellis Cup

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 September 2015

The Rugby World Cup is visiting Woodford RFC on September 5

The Rugby World Cup is visiting Woodford RFC on September 5

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Highams club prepares to welcome trophy on its countrywide tour

Woodford Rugby Club will welcome the Webb Ellis Cup as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour on Saturday (5-8pm).

Essex RFU selected The Highams club to host the prestigious trophy, which has travelled across the UK and Ireland to engage fans ahead of the tournament.

And club chairman Charles Ross said: “We are thrilled to host the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour and want to share this with the local community, schools, colleges, universities and other clubs in Essex and East London.

“We will be holding an open day at Woodford and ask every rugby club in west Essex and east London to send one mini and one youth player to Woodford to have their photo taken with the Webb Ellis Cup.”

Sir Winston Churchill watched his rugby at Woodford and the club’s first team will be playing Upper Clapton at 12.15pm, before the under-14s take on Davenant School’s year nines at 2.30pm.

The mini section will also be playing a series of demonstration matches and qualified coaches will be on hand for anyone who wants to try rugby, with various competitions including a longest drop goal, most balls passed through a hoop in 30 seconds, tug of war and space hopper racing also taking place.

A ‘Kids Zone’ will have a 100 foot assault course, ultimate slide and bouncy castles and there will be two licenced bars and food stalls.

People can have their photo taken with the Webb Ellis Cup between 5-8pm. See rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour for more information.


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