The Rugby World Cup is continuing it's tour of the North West ahead of the competition which gets underway in September.
The Webb Ellis Trophy will travel from Bury, where a choir will perform Rugby Anthems at the Rock Shoping Centre, to St Helens Rugby Club which will host a Tag rugby competition featuring local youth rugby clubs.
Later the trophy will visit Crosby beach, alongside the iconic Another Place statues and travel to another of the region's iconic landmarks, Blackpool Tower.
- 08:00 - 10:00: The Rock Shopping Centre, Bury.
- 11:00 - 13:00: St Helen's Rugby Club.
- 14:00 - 16:00: Crosby Beach
- 18:00 - 20:00: Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
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With the countdown on to the kick off to this year's Rugby World Cup the famous Webb Ellis Trophy has begun it's tour around the North West.
First stop was a visit to Sandbach RFC where it was given a guard of honour.
Over the next week it'll be travelling across our region.
David Chisnall reports.
David Chisnall looks ahead to the impact of the Rugby World Cup at grass roots level.
Rugby is coming home this year as England hosts the Rugby Union World Cup.
For the first time the North West is getting in on the action as Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been chosen as the only venue outside of Twickenham to hold an England group game.
On October the 10th England will take on Uruguay at Eastlands as rugby union moves away from it's traditional heartland in the south.
And as David Chisnall has been finding out it's one of a number of locations being used in our region ahead of the game.
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been selected to host the only England match outside Twickenham during the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup.
The Etihad is the only North West venue chosen for the tournament.
World Cup winner Will Greenwood joined local school children for the announcement.
It's been revealed that the Etihad Stadium in Manchester will be an official host stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2015, which will be held in England.
The ground will be the only stadium in the country, outside of Twickenham to host an England game.