Biggleswade Rugby Club former chairman Steve Matthews was supported by club stalwarts Tony Munns and Richard Phipps at this week’s champagne reception for the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup at Bedford Rugby Club.
Mr Matthews said: “This is a very exciting time for rugby, both nationally and locally for Biggleswade. England begin their World Cup campaign in just over four weeks time at Twickenham with the Biggleswade league starting the week before.”
Biggleswade kick off their campaign on September 12 at home to Rushden. Their first warm-up match takes place tomorrow against Ampthill.
The Rugby World Cup itself kicks off on Friday, September 18 with England facing Fiji before they face Wales and then Australia in Pool A. They will look to win the World Cup for the first time since 2003.