Milton Keynes gets ready for World Cup

Youngsters from MK Rugby Club
Youngsters from MK Rugby Club

It’s not everyday the Rugby World Cup comes to town, but it’s something Milton Keynes will need to get used to in the next few weeks.

With three pool games set to shine the spotlight on the town in the first week of October, the famous Webb Ellis Trophy, embarking on it’s nationwide tour, visited Milton Keynes last Thursday and Friday.

World Cup winner Will Greenwood was on hand on Thursday to keep a watchful eye over the trophy he got his hands on back in 2003, first taking it around the Daytona karting track before taking it to colder surroundings at Snozone in Xscape.

Later that night, the trophy was taken to Bletchley Leisure Centre, where Fiji and Samoa will both be able to train during the tournament, which kicks off in mid-September.

On Friday, the trophy was on display at intu, with fans getting their chance to have a picture with it before the big kick off.

Tickets for the three pool games at stadium:mk are still available. Visit tickets.rugbyworldcup.com for more details.

Mayor Keith McLean and Dons chairman Pete Winkelman

Mayor Keith McLean and Dons chairman Pete Winkelman

Rugby World Cup 2003 winner, Will Greenwood, with the Webb Ellis Cup at the Snozone, Milton Keynes as part of the 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK & Ireland. Tickets for the Tournament, which starts on September 18, are on sale now at http://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com. Picture date: Thursday August 20, 2015. Picture by Steve Parsons / Press Association for England Rugby 2015.

Rugby World Cup 2003 winner, Will Greenwood, with the Webb Ellis Cup at the Snozone, Milton Keynes as part of the 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK & Ireland. Tickets for the Tournament, which starts on September 18, are on sale now at http://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com. Picture date: Thursday August 20, 2015. Picture by Steve Parsons / Press Association for England Rugby 2015.