The 2023 Rugby World Cup train expected at Tours station on August 4 and 5, 2022

Departing from Lille Flandres station on July 21, the France 2023 Rugby World Cup train comes to meet rugby fans, clubs and also the general public with a stop in Tours on August 4 and 5, 2022

The France 2023 Rugby Tour is 114 days, 51 stages in the stations of France, 11,000 km by train to connect rugby to the general public before the big meeting of this World Cup organized in France in 2023

A nice surprise for this stop at Tours station: the presence of the US Joué Rugby Féminin with its new 2022 French federal 1 champions, who are moving up to Elite 2 next season.

This Thursday, August 4 at 4 p.m., the players, who are not on vacation, will meet the public to share their experience and their shield, the hard-earned trophy of French champions. A great recognition for the club which has been promoting women’s rugby for a long time with around a hundred licensees. The president of US Joué rugby, Eric Lagrange is very happy with this invitation. “They are warriors, they don’t give up and their path was not won in advance. They’re stepping into the big leagues now

It’s a chance for us to see this train of rugby in Tours, we will be able to present the shield to people who do not know how to ask for women’s rugby. It’s more for the team, for me and it sets up a favorable ground for the youngest members of the club. Show them that anything is possible

Julie Farce, captain of the women’s team champion of France Federal 1 US Played Rugby

Julie adds, enthusiastically: “It’s the first time I’ve played at this level, I can’t wait to give it my all, to succeed in this new adventure. We don’t just climb a step but the Elite 2 is a big staircase for us” The warriors and their captain share their passion with you on this rugby train.

With events, workshops, in stations, rugby fans could, among other things, admire the Webb Ellis trophy, designated every 4 years, to the winner of this World Cup. Immersive experience, exhibition, history of rugby, discovery of the teams qualified for this 10th World Cup: the four trains of this train will take you on a journey through the world of the oval ball throughout France until November 12, 2022. To reduce its environmental impact, the France 2023 organizing committee has joined forces to the SNCF, to cover the 11,000 km of this rugby journey in French territories before the 10th World Cup from September 8 to October 28, 2023.

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