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Rugby World - - CONTENTS - Sarah Mock­ford // Pic­tures Getty Images, Huw Evans Agency, Rex Fea­tures, Wooden Spoon & WRU

Colom­bia

Warren Weir has many medals to his name as a sprinter and re­cently he added a bronze to his col­lec­tion play­ing sev­ens. He was part of the Ja­maica squad that beat Trinidad & Tobago 26-5 to fin­ish third at the Cen­tral Amer­i­can & Caribbean Games in Bar­ran­quilla.

Hosts Colom­bia tri­umphed in both the men’s and women’s sev­ens. Colom­bia’s men beat Mex­ico 21-14 to take gold and the women over­came Venezuela 20-0.

Philip­pines

The Webb El­lis Cup trav­elled to the Philip­pines and In­dia on the lat­est leg of the RWC 2019 Tro­phy Tour. Chil­dren in Manila were in­tro­duced to the sport with the Get Into Rugby pro­gramme and the tro­phy was also at a touch rugby game at Taal Vol­cano.

“For these play­ers to get up close to it is some­thing that they will al­ways re­mem­ber,” said Philip­pine Rugby’s Jake Letts.

The tro­phy then headed to

Delhi, Mum­bai and Bhubaneswar.

Nepal

Shane Wil­liams, Andy Go­marsall, Ta­mara Tay­lor and Ol­lie Phillips are aim­ing to play the high­est games of mixed touch and full-con­tact rugby in his­tory when they climb Mount Ever­est in aid of Wooden Spoon next year.

The fund-rais­ing ef­fort fol­lows the trek to the North Pole in 2015, where par­tic­i­pants set a record for the most northerly game of rugby (be­low). See wood­en­spoon.org.uk/Ever­est for info.

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