The Rugby World Cup trophy has visited Cumbria as part of its 100 day tour of the British Isles. It was taken up Scafell Pike and then went along to the Workington rugby club ground where people queued to have their photos taken with it. Watch Hannah McNulty's report below.
The rugby world cup trophy has been in Cumbria as part of its 100-day tour around the British Isles.
It's the cup's second visit to our region. The tour began on the England Scotland Border at Carter Bar in June.
The organisers said they felt on top of the world after taking the trophy up Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. Later it went on to inspire young players in Workington.
The Rugby World Cup has arrived in Workington, having been carried to the top of Scafell Pike.
The Webb Ellis Cup tour began in the Scottish Borders last month, and it's now passing through an equally rugby-mad region - West Cumbria.
The Rugby World Cup trophy is back in the region today on its pre-tournament journey round Britain and Ireland.
The Webb Ellis Cup, which visited the Scottish Borders last month, is being taken to the summit of Scafell Pike and then on to Workington Rugby Club.
Cumbria were at Twickenham yesterday for the County Championship Shield Final.
And while the result isn't what supporters would have wanted, it was still a memorable occasion.
Neil Bilingham reports.
Two men from the south of Scotland will be on top of the world this evening - when they play a rugby match at the Magnetic North Pole.
Andrew Walker from Closeburn and adventurer Jock Wishart from Dumfries, are set to become World Record-breakers with the game they're taking part in being the most northerly rugby match of all time.
The Arctic Rugby Challenge has seen eleven challengers from across the UK, including Andrew and Jock, reach the Magnetic North Pole after five days of trekking across the Arctic sea ice alongside their support team of polar guides.
After sleeping, the teams will get up to ready an area of ice as a rugby pitch.
A plane carrying Lee Mears, the former England hooker, and a small group of supporters is set to fly in later today. Lee will be the official match referee for the challengers’ world record setting rugby game.
The plane will also be bringing specially constructed rugbyposts (designed to be light weight and portable in a small aircraft).
The challenge is hoping to raise over £300,000 for WoodenSpoon, the children’s charity of rugby supporting disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK and Ireland.
It was a huge weekend in Edinburgh for players and supporters of two of our local rugby teams.
St Boswells and Hawick RFC were both involved in cup finals at Murrayfield in a spectacular day of rugby with both joy and heartbreak on offer, as the two sides came away with very different results.
Watch Stuart Cameron's roundup of the action below:
A Dumfries rugby player is preparing for a match that he says will be unlike any he has played in his life so far.
Andrew Walker is part of a group who are about to head to the North Pole, hoping to set a new world record for the most northerly rugby match in history.
They’ll be playing in temperatures of around -40 to raise money for the Wooden Spoon children’s charity.
This coming weekend will see the population of one Borders town increase by 650% as the 125th playing of the Melrose Sevens tournament kicks off.
Lori Carnochan went to find out about the history of the game.