This week the Rugby World Cup stopped into Kāpiti as part of the national tour. The Web Ellis Trophy was accompanied by HSBC World Sevens Trophy and the Women’s Rugby World Cup which is also held by New Zealand.
Hundreds enjoyed the fine weather to visit the Coastlands carpark where a huge black marquee housed the trophies. Hurricanes Rugby players and promoters were on hand to keep the kids of all ages entertained.
Among the fans was 12 year old Jesse Redstall (pictured) of Raumati Beach School. Jesse said it was awesome to get close to the World Cup and he had loved watching the All Blacks winning all their games.