THE Web Ellis Cup is set to come to Alresford as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of 2015.

On August 26 the highest prize in the sport will be on show at Alresford Rugby Football Club - one of several venues across the UK to do so before the opening match.

One hundred days before the first game, on June 10, the trophy tour was launched seeing the accolade travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and then into England.

It is due to arrive at Twickenham on September 18 for the Opening Ceremony.

As part of the celebrations Alresford RFC will host an afternoon packed full of rugby-themed activities - suitable for the whole family - as well as several matches.

The event is just one event the club is celebrating after the start of the year saw two brand new pitches unveiled, supported by the RFU and New Alresford Town Council, as the club enters its 25th season.