Rugby World Cup 2015

Newcastle's St James' Park will host three Rugby World Cup group games on the 3rd, 9th and 10th October.

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Webb Ellis Trophy visit marks 50 days to Rugby World Cup

The Webb Ellis Trophy begins its five day journey across the North East today, marking 50 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup.

The Web Ellis Cup Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The trophy began its journey at Hadrian's Wall at 6.00am. Today it will pass through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick tonight.

The trophy will spend the next three days around Tyneside before visiting West Hartlepool and Darlington Mowden Park rugby clubson its way to Yorkshire.

St James' Park will host three group matches on 3rd, 9th and 10th October. Current world champions New Zealand are among the teams that will play on Tyneside.

Rugby World Cup trophy tour about to kick off in region

The Webb Ellis Cup. Credit: ITV News

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour is about to kick off in our region as the Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on Thursday (July 30) and will be travelling to the following destinations:

  • Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
  • Newcastle City Centre - July 30
  • Alnwick Castle - July 30
  • Tynemouth - August 1
  • Northumbria University - August 2
  • Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
  • The Angel of the North - August 3
  • Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
  • West Hartlepool RFC - August 3
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