Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour a big hit in Philippines

The seventh leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour spent four days in the Philippines.

... the last event of the tour was a rugby clinic for 100 children at the Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina City. The activity was delivered by Rugby World Cup 2019 Worldwide Partner DHL in collaboration with the Philippine Rugby Football Union, Davao Durian Rugby Club and ChildFund, through their Pass it Back programme. The children enjoyed rugby-based sessions as well as learning important life skills centred around key rugby values of passion, solidarity, integrity, respect and discipline.

A smiling man in a green shirt and green hat holds a rugby ball while a smiling woman in a green shirt looks on. ChildFund Pass It Back in the Philippines

The Webb Ellis Cup spent five days in the Manila area attending events ranging from a touch rugby game at the active Taal Volcano to walk-up Get Into Rugby sessions at a new gigantic shopping mall.

The coveted piece of silverware is on an 18-month tour in the lead up to Japan 2019, which represents Asia’s first ever hosting of the Rugby World Cup. With preparations on track ahead of the one year to go milestone in September, and exceptional domestic and global ticketing demand, the stage is being set for a very special Rugby World Cup.

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