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Rugby World Cup coming to Swaziland

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Webb Ellis Cup2009 will see the first African country outside of South Africa to play host the Webb Ellis Cup. The Cup will be making the short trip to the Kingdom courtesy of the South African Rugby Union and as a part of a fund raising campaign by the Swaziland Rugby Union to raise much needed funds for the Union's Rugby Development Programme.



Swaziland Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson said he was delighted the South African Rugby Union had made the commitment to bring the Webb Ellis Cup to Swaziland and assist the Rugby Union in its efforts to raise funds. The Rugby Union plan to hold a gala dinner and auction of Rugby memorabilia. It will be a great event with lots of items to be bought at the auction and a chance to see in person the marvellous Webb Ellis Cup. Details regarding dates for the Cups visit to Swaziland and the gala dinner, will be released within the next few weeks, added Collinson.