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Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup Tour

By Charles Thoburn

Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies tour the region......

European rugby trophies tour the region......

Rugby fans will be able to get up close to the prestigious Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies as they embark on a tour of the region before the Newcastle 2019 Finals in May.

Community groups, businesses, rugby clubs and schools will all be part of the Trophies Tour. The three-week programme will cover 59 separate events and will take place from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 14 April. As part of the tour, the trophies will be at Ryton RFC between 6 and 8 pm on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

Taking place over the weekend of 10-11 May 2019, Newcastle is hosting the Greatest Weekend in Rugby. It kicks off at St James’ Park with the European Rugby Challenge Cup Tuesday 26th March sees the European Trophy Tour @ Ryton RFC from 6-8pm. Come along with your family and friends to get your photo taken with the trophies.

The first final is on Friday 10th May (kick off 19.45) followed by the Heineken Champions Cup the following day all at St James Park

During the Trophies Tour fans will have the chance to win tickets to the Challenge Cup Final on Friday 10 May by getting the best selfie with the trophies and sharing them on social media (Twitter and Facebook) with the hashtag #Newcastle2019TrophiesTour.

Mick Hogan, Newcastle 2019 event director, said: “In the build-up to, and during the Newcastle 2019 Finals, we are looking to engage with a wide range of communities in the region and the Trophies Tour is a crucial part of this. As well as the rugby community, we want to attract new people to the sport and build excitement for what promises to be the greatest weekend in rugby.

“Both the Heineken Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies are very prestigious and impressive. We’re sure they will generate tremendous interest and will draw in large crowds to see the two trophies. As well as drumming up excitement for the Newcastle 2019 Finals, we want to showcase our wonderful region to fans from all over the world.”

Newcastle 2019 is the fastest-selling Heineken Champions Cup final ever, with fans waiting for news of a further, limited release of tickets on general public sale as allocations for fans of finalist clubs are being re-assessed throughout the season. Tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final are also showing healthy sales and it is on course to be one of the most attended finals ever.

For more information about local activity around Newcastle 2019 and to buy tickets, please visit

For further details around the Trophy Tour @ Ryton RFC, please contact the club via 0191 4136128.

Updated 11:52 - 9 Mar 2019 by Charles Thoburn

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