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Rugby World Cup arrives in Llanberis

Rugby's greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Trophy, has arrived in north Wales to kick off its ten day tour.

In the countdown to the Tournament, which brings eight matches including Wales’ pool games against Uruguay and Fiji to the Millennium Stadium, people all over Wales can mark their calendars with an exciting range of free-to-enter Trophy Tour events.

Local school children and members of the public have been invited to attend its arrival in Llanberis ahead of its trip to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

From Wales’ biggest mountain, the Trophy will take on its journey around the country with a stop at Zipworld with the WRU Street Rugby team and Colwyn Bay’s Parc Eirias for a festival to celebrate Women and Girls Rugby.

Click here to find out where you can see the trophy during its tour.

Liam Williams surgery blow ahead of Rugby World Cup

Liam Williams has added to Warren Gatland’s back division injury woes after undergoing surgery for a foot injury.

The setback puts the 24-year-old in a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of Wales naming their final 31 man Rugby World Cup squad on August 31st.

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Gatland has already been forced into one back-line change after centre Jonathan Davies was ruled out of the tournament with a knee problem before Wales began their 2015 preparations.

Williams’ injury would be an unfortunate blow to Wales’ plans, should it limit his involvement in the tournament build up after impressing during Wales’ 2015 Six Nations campaign.

The Scarlet will continue his rehabilitation within the Wales camp as the rest of the squad are put through their paces at a series of high intensity preparation camps in Switzerland,Qatar, Parc Eirias, and Poland ahead of the tournament beginning in September.

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Countdown to Rugby World Cup reaches 100 days

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There are just one hundred days to go before the start of the Rugby World Cup.

Wales will play their first game of the tournament, at home, against Uraguay on the 20th of September.

Eight games will be played at the Millennium Stadium

Wales training squad for Rugby World Cup announced

The Welsh Rugby Union has revealed its 47-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

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The group of newcomers includes Gloucester back-row forward Ross Moriarty, Bath lock Dominic Day and Exeter prop Tomas Francis, plus young Newport Gwent Dragons backs Tyler Morgan and Jack Dixon.

The squad will report for conditioning training on June 15, while training camps next month include trips to Switzerland and Qatar.

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