By Elisabeth Mahase

Today, between 10am and 12 noon, the Rugby World Cup - also know as the 'William Webb Ellis cup' was available for a quick selfie or photograph in the IAC.

Both students and the general public took the opportunity to pose with the trophy before it continued on it's 100 day journey towards Twickenham Stadium, for the opening ceremony on the 18th September.

James Budkiewicz (Head of Sport at Brunel) said:

"We're extremely excited to be able to host the trophy, particularly given that we are now only 20 days away from the tournament kick off. Having the trophy on campus gives students the chance to get a little closer to what is undoubtedly going to be a tournament to remember."

There are close ties between Brunel University London and the Rugby World Cup, with the French squad using the sports facilities for 3 days in September before their big game against Italy.

Here's looking at the 31st October. Who do you think will be lifting the cup?

Student President Ali Milani, Brunel Student Media Web Officer Adam White and Vice President of Student Activities Michael Darlow with the cup.
Student President Ali Milani, Brunel Student Media Web Officer Adam White and Vice President of Student Activities Michael Darlow with the cup.