Trophy Tour route revealed

Fans across the UK and Ireland are set to get a close-up of the Webb Ellis Cup this year with the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

In addition to making plans for the six-week tournament, fans can now look forward to the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in the UK and Ireland with details announced today. Launching on 10 June, marking exactly 100 days to go to the opening match, rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England counting down to the start of the tournament before  arriving at Twickenham Stadium on 18 September ahead of the opening ceremony. 
 
The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour follows the successful international Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, which has to date completed 12 of its 15 international visits with Canada (1-4 April), Germany (16-18 April) and France (11-13 May) still to go before the Webb Ellis Cup returns to England. 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.  

Engaging a nation

Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour schedule, and is set to engage with over 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite level. In addition, host cities, match venues, team bases, 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. Details on the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, including a high volume of events open to the general public, will appear on this website in the coming months. 
 
Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive Officer of England Rugby 2015, said: “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 count down to their own tournament experience. We have been delighted with the success of the international Trophy Tour, engaging with thousands of people across the globe, and hope to replicate that success when the Trophy Tour goes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England.”
 
After launching on 10 June the trophy will make its way to the Scottish border for a five-day journey through Scotland. From Scotland, the trophy will travel to Belfast and spend five days in Northern Ireland and five days in the Republic of Ireland, finishing in Dublin and crossing the Irish Sea to Holyhead in Wales. Ten days in Wales will include visits to host city Cardiff and the Millennium Stadium before the trophy returns to England for the final 75-day countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015. 

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour route

Day

Date

Region

Location

 

June 10

LAUNCH

 

1

June 11

Scotland

Borders & East Lothian

2

June 12

Scotland

Borders & East Lothian

Edinburgh

3

June 13

Scotland

Caledonia

4

June 14

Scotland

Caledonia

Glasgow & the West

5

June 15

Scotland

Glasgow & the West

6

June 16

Northern Ireland

Ulster

7

June 17

Northern Ireland

Ulster

8

June 18

Northern Ireland

Ulster

9

June 19

Northern Ireland

Ulster

10

June 20

Republic of Ireland

Connacht

11

June 21

Republic of Ireland

Munster

12

June 22

Republic of Ireland

Leinster

13

June 23

Republic of Ireland

Dublin

14

June 24

Republic of Ireland

Dublin

15

June 25

Republic of Ireland

Dublin

16

June 26

Wales

Gwynedd

Conwy

17

June 27

Wales

Wrexham

Flintshire

18

June 28

Wales

Powys

Carmarthenshire

19

June 29

Wales

South West Wales

20

June 30

Wales

Swansea

21

July 1

Wales

Cardiff

22

July 2

Wales

Cardiff

23

July 3

Wales

Cardiff

24

July 4

Wales

Cardiff

25

July 5

Wales

Cardiff

26

July 6

Wales

Cardiff

27

July 7

South West

Cornwall

28

July 8

South West

Devon

29

July 9

South West

South West

30

July 10

South West

Exeter

31

July 11

South West

Exeter

32

July 12

South West

Dorset & Wiltshire

33

July 13

South West

Somerset

34

July 14

South West

Gloucestershire

35

July 15

South West

Gloucester

36

July 16

South West

Gloucester

37

July 17

South West

South West

38

July 18

West Midlands & North West

North Midlands

39

July 19

West Midlands & North West

Birmingham

40

July 20

West Midlands & North West

Birmingham

41

July 21

West Midlands & North West

West Midlands

42

July 22

West Midlands & North West

Staffordshire

43

July 23

West Midlands & North West

Cheshire

44

July 24

West Midlands & North West

North West

45

July 25

West Midlands & North West

Manchester

46

July 26

West Midlands & North West

Manchester

47

July 27

West Midlands & North West

Manchester

48

July 28

West Midlands & North West

Lancashire

49

July 29

North & North East

Cumbria

50

July 30

North & North East

Newcastle

51

July 31

North & North East

North East

52

August 1

North & North East

Newcastle

53

August 2

North & North East

Northumberland

Newcastle

54

August 3

North & North East

Durham

55

August 4

North & North East

North

56

August 5

North & North East

Yorkshire

57

August 6

North & North East

Yorkshire

58

August 7

North & North East

Leeds

59

August 8

North & North East

Leeds

60

August 9

East Midlands & East

Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derby

61

August 10

East Midlands & East

East Midlands

62

August 11

East Midlands & East

Eastern Counties

63

August 12

East Midlands & East

Eastern Counties

64

August 13

East Midlands & East

Leicester

65

August 14

East Midlands & East

Leicester

66

August 15

East Midlands & East

Leicester

67

August 16

East Midlands & East

Warwickshire

68

August 17

East Midlands & East

Warwickshire

69

August 18

East Midlands & East

East Midlands

70

August 19

South

Hertfordshire

71

August 20

South

Milton Keynes

72

August 21

South

Milton Keynes

73

August 22

South

Buckinghamshire

74

August 23

South

Oxfordshire

75

August 24

South

South

76

August 25

South

Berkshire

77

August 26

South

Hampshire

78

August 27

South

Hampshire

79

August 28

South

Channel Islands

80

August 29

South

Surrey

81

August 30

South East

Surrey

82

August 31

South East

Brighton

83

September 1

South East

Brighton

84

September 2

South East

Sussex

85

September 3

South East

Kent

86

September 4

South East

South East

87

September 5

South East

Essex

88

September 6

Greater London

Newham

89

September 7

Greater London

Newham

Middlesex

90

September 8

Greater London

South East London

91

September 9

Greater London

Middlesex

92

September 10

Greater London

Richmond

93

September 11

Greater London

Richmond

94

September 12

Greater London

Brent

95

September 13

Greater London

Hounslow

96

September 14

Greater London

Central London

97

September 15

Greater London

Central London

98

September 16

Greater London

Central London

99

September 17

Greater London

Central London

100

September 18

Greater London

Twickenham

Click here for more information on the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.