The William Webb Ellis Cup arrived at Carter Bar this morning on the Scotland-England border for the first day of its five-day Scottish tour.
As former England World Cup star Will Greenwood drove it over the border, he was met by players from Ponteland and Jed-Forest, who posed with the most famous rugby trophy in the world.
The weather could not have been better.
Bright sunshine heralded the start of this leg of the tour, and former Scottish internationals Roy Laidlaw and Chris Paterson were there to welcome the party.
They also officially marked 100 days until the opening game between England and Fiji at Twickenham on September 18th.
Will’s father Richard coached England when he was a boy and has memories of the time he watched in the stand at Murrayfield as England suffered one of their worst defeats against the Auld Enemy.
Richard also went to Sedbergh School, in Cumbria, when he was young.
Jed Thistle Rugby Club hosted a big festival of rugby and sport in front of the Jedburgh Abbey.
The countdown is very much on as World Cup Fever grows over the next 100 days to the start of rugby’s greatest competition.