Hundreds of Rugby fans from around the Midlands gathered in Leicester City centre on Saturday to have their photographs taken with the ‘Webb Ellis’ Rugby World Cup Trophy.
Fans took advantage of the opportunity near the Sporting Statue on Gallowtree Gate. They were treated to various mascots and entertainment including volunteers on hand to use their cameras to take photos, which will be one memory out of many for the upcoming events.
Soon to be hosting three games in October, the City is teasing fans into taking part in what will be a fantastic opportunity for Leicester to showcase its diversity and hospitality.
Hailing from Wolverhampton, a group of rugby fans whom recently returned from Japan stated, “Looking forward to the Rugby World cup now, we’ve got Japan/Samoa tickets we’ve got Japan/USA”. Someone else in the group said, “Looking forward to keeping the trophy in England”.
Another member of the public told us, “We want to win the world cup you know, that’s why I have come to see. I’m very proud to see the world cup here, we need to win.”
Leicester’s three matches all take place in October, with Argentina playing Tonga at 2.30pm on 4 October, Canada taking on Romania at 4.45pm on 6 October and Argentina versus Namibia at 12noon on 11 October.