World Cup coming 'home' this weekend - The Rugby Observer

World Cup coming 'home' this weekend

Andy Morris 9th Nov, 2017   0

THE WORLD Cup is coming ‘home’ this weekend when the World Rugby Hall of Fame hosts the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time since opening.

The trophy will be at the hall of fame on Saturday (November 11) to commemorate the induction of five new hall of famers the previous day, and will be staying on to allow visitors to see it and take selfies.

The Hall of Fame will be open from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. Entry will be free of charge.

Coun Michael Stokes, Leader of Rugby Borough Council, said: “With five new legends of the game being inducted into the Hall of Fame I am looking forward to seeing the Webb Ellis Cup back in town and in the Hall of Fame for the first time.

“Rugbeians are rightly proud of their heritage and the role of the town as the birthplace of the game, and I am pleased that residents and visitors will be able to see the trophy in the Hall of Fame this Saturday.”

The World Rugby Hall of Fame is based at the Rugby Art Gallery and museum, just a goal-kick from where the game began back in 1823.

Visit for more information.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Rugby Observer newspaper.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.