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Rugby World Cup in Warwick

Updated: 8:40 am, Aug 21, 2015

THE RUGBY World Cup was welcomed to Warwick this week.

The Webb Ellis Trophy stopped off at Warwick School on Monday (August 17) as part of a nation-wide tour ahead of the tournament which starts next month.

People had the chance to have their photo taken posing alongside the trophy, while youngsters gave touch/tag demonstrations.

Martin Green, who coached England in the first ever first Rugby World Cup in 1987, also dropped in at the school, which will be the base for the Japan squad during the tournament which kick off on September 18.

The trophy tour visited Stratford earlier in the day where it was given a rousing Shakespearean welcome – where RSC actor Alex Hassall was on hand with some stirringly patriotic words from Henry V, a role he will soon be playing on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.