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Milton Keynes welcomes The Webb Ellis Cup

Date Posted:25/08/2015

Rugby World CupMilton Keynes celebrated the arrival of Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, on August 20 and 21 as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour. Scroll down to see the images.

The Trophy, which is in Milton Keynes for two days as part of the Trophy Tour, to sample just a few of the attractions the City has to offer, including:

  • Go Karting at Daytona Milton Keynes
  • Extreme sports at Xscape, including snowboarding and indoor skydiving
  • Bletchley Leisure Centre, the team base both Samoa and Fiji will use while in Milton Keynes,
  • intu Milton Keynes shopping centre
  • ...and finally at Stadium MK, where three Rugby World Cup
    2015 matches will be played

Cllr Hannah O’Neill, Deputy Leader at Milton Keynes Council, said: “We are proud to host the world-famous Trophy in Milton Keynes. The Webb Ellis Cup has brought people of all ages together in our community to celebrate this important occasion. Milton Keynes 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 Berkshire having been in Oxfordshire over the weekend 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

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at

For Rugby World Cup 2015 in MK information visit: