The famous Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup pays a visit to Swansea University sports village

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Pupils from local schools had the chance to see the Rugby World Cup trophy when it came to Swansea University this afternoon.

Rugby World Cup trophy

The trophy was on its Rugby World Cup Tour, which launched on June 10, marking 100 days to go until the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted by England. 

The Trophy Tour is a continuous 100 day Tour which will see the Webb Ellis Cup visit Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England. The Trophy has already been on on an international tour around the world.



Rugby world cup and pupils

Rugby is at the heart with hundreds of rugby clubs, rugby festivals and organisations from grassroots to the elite part of the Trophy Tour

As well as having a chance to see the famous Webb Ellis Cup, the pupils from Bryn Tawe, Bishop Gore, Pontarddulais, Morriston, Penyrheol and Olchfa schools played a seven-a-side touch rugby mini-tournament 


Swansea University is an official team base for Rugby World Cup, and will be hosting the Canada and Fiji teams during the tournament. They will be using the University’s top-flight sporting facilities as they prepare for the biggest rugby challenge of them all.