First stop Jed for Rugby World Cup

Rugby fans in the Borders will be the first in Scotland to catch a glimpse of the glittering Rugby World Cup trophy when it tours the country this June.

As the countdown continues to the Rugby World Cup in England this autumn, the Webb Ellis Cup, first contested in 1987, will arrive north of the border on Thursday, June 11, for a four-day tour that begins at Lothian Park, Jedburgh before working its way up to the far north.

“The aim of the tour is to capture the imaginations of sports fans and highlight the drama of the world’s third biggest sporting event,” said Ian Rankin, president of the Scottish Rugby Union.