THE RUGBY World Cup made an appearance in Warrington today, as the town celebrates hosting the tournament later this year.

A walking rugby session took place outside the Town Hall, alongside a photoshoot with the men's, women's, and wheelchair rugby World Cup trophies.

The handlers of the trophies insisted that nobody touch the silverware - a longstanding tradition that ensures the only people who handle the trophies (without gloves, at least) are the winners of the World Cup.

Warrington Guardian: The walking rugby event was open to all, and was enjoyed on the lawn in front of the Town HallThe walking rugby event was open to all, and was enjoyed on the lawn in front of the Town Hall

The 'Host Impact Day' kicked off at the Halliwell Jones stadium this morning, with a business breakfast in the company of rugby league stars Adrian Morley and Jodie Cunningham.

 

Other events throughout the day include a schools event at Victoria Park, followed by a display of the trophies at Orford Jubilee Hub for public viewing.

Warrington Guardian: The three World Cup trophies were on display in the sunshine at the 'Impact Day' eventThe three World Cup trophies were on display in the sunshine at the 'Impact Day' event

Warrington Borough Council cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: "The Rugby League World Cup will be one of the biggest, best and most inclusive tournaments ever held, and an important part of RLWC is encouraging our communities to get involved.

"This Host Impact Day is a chance to keep the momentum going as we head towards the tournament."

The Rugby League World Cup tournament kicks off on Saturday 15th October 2022.