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15/07/2015

SGS College celebrates arrival of Webb Ellis Cup as part of Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

SGS College celebrated the arrival of Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, on Tuesday July 14 as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

The Trophy, which was in Bristol for one day as part of the Trophy Tour, visited SGS to provide rugby fans with an opportunity to get a close-up look and a photo with the Webb Ellis Cup. Bristol Rugby star, Gavin Henson, met with fans and signed autographs before officially opening the College’s new sports facility. In the evening, the audience enjoyed an exhibition rugby match between Bristol Classics vs Old Filtonians.

Simon Panes, General Manager of Sports Academies at SGS College, said: “We are proud to host the world-famous Webb Ellis Cup at SGS College. The Trophy has brought people of all ages together in our community to celebrate this important occasion. Bristol has been buzzing with activity with the arrival of the Trophy as part of the nationwide celebration of Rugby and we are all counting down with excitement to Rugby World Cup 2015.”

The Trophy Tour, which launched on June 10 marking exactly 100 days-to-go to the opening match, will now travel to Gloucester to take part in a number of events and activities to help give fans the unique opportunity to build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story.

Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour, visiting more than 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite level. In addition to this, 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.

The Trophy Tour is travelling through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of Opening Ceremony of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 are still available and are on sale at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour.