Rugby treasure trove on its way

The Great Rugby Road Trip will roll into Oamaru tomorrow with a cache of silverware.

The William Webb Ellis Trophy - which will be the genuine article and not a replica - will headline a line-up including the Bledisloe Cup, the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup, the IRB Junior World Championships Trophy, the David Gallagher Trophy and the Sir Edmund Hillary Shield.

The trophies will visit Waitaki Boys' High School and St Kevin's College in the morning before being taken to Takaro Park for a public exhibition complete with rugby skills and drills training by players, between 3 and 6pm.

North Otago Rugby development officer Jason Forest said the initiative was aimed at boosting playing numbers in all grades following the All Blacks' success at last year's Rugby World Cup. In particular, those aged between 14 and 15 were being "targeted".

• The road show will also visit Queenstown on Saturday.


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