Former Bath player and Rugby World Cup winner Mark Regan has been leading the Webb Ellis Cup across the North West.
This morning it was greeted by traditional Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall to mark 50 days until the start of the tournament.
Mark Regan told ITV News West Country that "excitement is building" for the event and he is "throughly looking forward" to England playing at Twickenham.
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Bristol City fans have expressed outrage at the price of tickets for the side's first away game back in the Championship.
The board of Bristol City's Supporters Club & Trust have decided to stay away because they think £39 is extortionate.
Nobody’s calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far. We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go. Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable. After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsborough. Where’s the sense in that?
A spokesperson for Bristol City has issued this response
Ticket prices for this fixture are set by the home club and not by Bristol City FC. We will always look to set fair prices for supporters at Ashton Gate as we look to attract as many fans along as possible to support the team.
The game will take place at Hillsborough on Saturday 8 August.
The England Ladies Cricket Team are warming up at the County Ground in Somerset ready for the first match in their Ashes Series tomorrow, Tuesday 21 July.
While the men may have been defeated by Australia at the weekend, the women's side are hoping to make it three wins in a row.
For Vice Captain Heather Knight, Tuesday's match will be like playing at home.
I grew up playing for Somerset Academy and did a lot of training here as a youngster. I see it as my home ground in the West Country and it's always lovely to come back here. I absolutely love it.
Lots of family and friends are coming on Tuesday for my 50th cap so I'm really looking forward to it.
Bath centre Ben Williams has been forced to retire from rugby due to a shoulder injury. The 26-year-old former England U16 and U18 cap made 37 appearances for Bath, scoring five tries, but did not feature in the 2014-15 campaign after suffering a shoulder injury in a pre-season match against Scarlets which required surgery.
"It's a real shame to see such a talented player having to retire from the game so young. Every time he took to the field we saw what he was capable of, so it's a pity that injury has curtailed such a promising career."
Bristol Rovers will appeal against a High Court decision that allowed Sainsbury's to pull out of a 30 million pound deal for the Memorial Stadium.
The supermarket chain had agreed to buy the ground in 2011 so Rovers could finance a move to a new arena in South Gloucestershire. But last week a HIgh Court judge ruled Sainbury's was within its rights to pull out as conditions had not been met. The appeal is due to be heard at the end of the month.
The Rugby World Cup is on show today at the only venue in our region to host part of the tournament later this year.
Schoolchildren have been given the chance to have a photograph with The Webb Ellis Cup at Gloucester's Kingsholm ground. 2003 winner and Gloucester coach Trevor Woodman then hosted a question and answer session.
The Webb Ellis Trophy has arrived at Gloucester Rugby Club as part of its tour of the west country. It's at the Kingsholm ground which will be the only one in the region to host World Cup games in September.
The first World Cup match at Kingsholm will be Tonga versus Georgia on Saturday September 19th.
Former England international, Jason Leonard, turned out at Oldfield today to greets the Web Ellis trophy as it makes its first stop in the West Country.
Children from Oldfield Primary School and Banes Youth Dance Company staged their own version of the haka for the arrival of the Rugby World Cup in Bath.
The famous Webb Ellis Trophy arrived at Bath University's Sports Training Village at the start of its tour of the west country. Further details here.