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The Rugby World Cup trophy starts Welsh tour

The Webb Ellis Trophy starts its 9 day tour of Wales in North Wales Photo: Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

The Rugby World Cup will head up Snowdon this morning as it starts a ten day tour around Wales.

Despite an unfavourable weather forecast, the trophy will head up on the train in the morning for a photograph on Wales's highest peak.

The World Cup Trophy will be heading up Wales' highest peak Credit: PA

It's been 16 years since the World Cup here in Wales.

The Trophy visits rugby events and clubs across Wales as it tries to generate excitement ahead of kick off in September.

We want as many people as possible to join in for the official Trophy Tour events this summer which will be open to the public and free-to-enter so Rugby fans can begin to create their own Rugby World Cup memories in anticipation for the world's greatest Rugby Tournament."

– Gareth Davies, WRU Chairman
Webb Ellis Trophy ahead of the Welsh tour Credit: PA

Where can you see the Trophy?

  • Friday 26/6
  • Llanberis Station in the morning and Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay in the evening.
  • Saturday 27/6
  • Mold RFC, Newtown RFC and Glynneath RFC will all have a visit from the trophy.
  • Sunday 28/6
  • South Gower RFC are holding a community event
  • Monday 29/6
  • University of Wales Trinity St. Davids are holding a rugby festival, the cup will be present.
  • Tuesday 30/6
  • The Webb Ellis trophy will head to the beach with Swansea University's Beach rugby event
  • Wednesday 1/7
  • The trophy will be in Cardiff Bay at the Senedd before moving on to the Welsh team's training facilities at the Vale Resort.
  • Thursday 2/7
  • A LGBT rugby tournament at Sophia Gardens will be joined by the trophy in the morning.
  • Friday 3/7
  • Bassaleg school in Newport will have the cup at their 7's tournament before the trophy moves on to the Welsh Schools touch rugby tournament in Cardiff.
  • Saturday 4/7
  • Cardiff city centre will be the place to be if you want to see the golden ornament as it visits the Fanzone in the Cardiff Arms Park before moving to the Welsh speaking Tafwyl festival at Cardiff Castle.
  • Sunday 5/7
  • Almost last chance to see the Webb Ellis Trophy but it will spend the whole day at a rugby festival in The Hayes, Cardiff
  • Monday 6/7
  • On its last day before heading over the bridge, the cup will be at a Junior rugby festival in Newport until it heads over the bridge...

As most of us will know by now, Wales are in the 'group of death' and face massive games against England and Australia, and matches against Fiji and Uraguay.

The team are off to Switzerland, Qatar and Poland for special cryotherapy treatment, as part of their preparations for the tournament.

Wales team fixtures:

  • Sunday September 20, 14:30pm, Wales v Uruguay, Millennium Stadium
  • Saturday September 26, 20:00pm, Wales v England, Twickenham
  • Thursday October 1, 16:45pm, Wales v Fiji, Millennium Stadium
  • Saturday October 10, 16:45pm, Wales v Australia, Twickenham
Sam Warburton was controversially sent off in the semi-final v France in 2011 Credit: PA

Wales reached the Semi-Finals of the last tournament in 2011 in New Zealand.

The team will warm up for the tournament with matches against Ireland and Italy at the Millennium Stadium.

There'll be 8 games at the Millennium Stadium Credit: PA

So, with the Rugby World cup heading back to Wales, we want to know if you had a photo with the Rugby World Cup last time.

Send us your pictures - we'd love to share some of your rugby memories.

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