Famous Rugby Trophy Coming To Scilly On National Tour

webb ellis rugby cupScilly has been included in this summer’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour.

The famous Webb Ellis Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the competition, will be making an appearance at the Five Islands School on 7th July. It’s named after the man credited with inventing the game.

The 100-day event around Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England will mark the run up to the opening match at Twickenham on 18th September.

Organiser Adam May says the whole school will be welcoming the trophy, along with the local community.

There’ll be live music, school singing groups and rugby playing “from tots to parents” on the school grounds.

Adam says he’s delighted to provide an experience of this magnitude on the islands.

“We have a growing rugby scene in a beautiful setting,” he says “with the chance to inspire the next Jack Nowell to play one day for England!”

Debbie Jevans, the Chief Executive of England Rugby 2015, says the tour will give as many fans as possible the opportunity to see the Webb Ellis Cup.”