Lowestoft & Yarmouth Rugby Club to host Rugby World Cup trophy tour
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The Rugby World Cup trophy tour will be stopping at Lowestoft & Yarmouth Rugby Club on Tuesday, August 11.
June 10 marks 100 days until the start of the tournament and will see the start of the 100-day continuous tour, which will visit Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England – arriving at Twickenham Stadium on Friday, September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.
The tour heads to London 3NE club L&Y, the country's most easterly rugby club, but at present does not stop in Norfolk. However, organisers insist the initial list released is provisional and can have additional venues added.
England Rugby 2015 has also announced the locations of the official Fanzones, with one in each host city, one at the birth place of the game in Rugby and one in London's Trafalgar Square.
Over one million people are expected to visit the Fanzones throughout the tournament, which will include big screens, entertainment, food and drink and rugby activities.
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Matches start on Friday, September 18 with England facing Fiji at Twickenham, where the tournament ends with the final on Saturday, October 31.
World Rugby chairman, Bernard Lapasset, said: 'Rugby World Cup 2015 is a tournament that will have the fans and teams at heart and we are excited about the unprecedented opportunity that the Trophy Tour and Fanzones will provide for fans to really engage with the tournament no matter where they are.
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'With six months to go until England 2015 kicks off, World Rugby is confident of a very special and record-breaking celebration of rugby that will inspire new fans and participants around the world.'
For full details of the trophy tour, visit www.rugbyworldcup.com.