UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Rugby World Cup trophy comes to town

Rugby fever hit Aylesbury on Saturday as the World Cup trophy came to the Vale as part of it’s UK-wide tour.

The sun shone in Kingsbury for day 73 of the tour during which the trophy first spent a couple of hours outside the Kingsbury pub.

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of Aylesbury Rugby Club. All photos by Steve Parsons.

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of Aylesbury Rugby Club. All photos by Steve Parsons.

Fans had the chance to have their photos taken with the Webb Ellis Cup and some also met one of England’s 2014 World Cup winning team Maggie Alphonsi, who was there in her role as a tournament ambassador.

Alphonsi said: “There are three matches being played in Milton Keynes and the aim of the tour being here today is to engage people from Aylesbury and get them to buy tickets because there are still some available.

“It was very exciting taking part in the last women’s event and fantastic to win.

“I am confident that the men can win this year as well.

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium

“There is a lot of pressure on them and it will be a challenging pool but they are playing well and Stuart Lancaster is a great coach.

“I am confident the boys can win on home soil.”

Alphonsi was speaking a few hours before England lost their latest Rugby World Cup warm-up match against France in Paris.

She added: “I got a bit lost trying to find Kingsbury, I went past Sainsbury’s about six times I think!”

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium

The trophy then made its way to Stoke Mandeville Stadium where Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Lawrence Dallaglio joined the celebrations.

Hundreds of people formed a guard of honour at the stadium for the arrival of the trophy before special guests Dallaglio and Alphonsi joined Great Britain wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown in a game of wheelchair rugby.

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of Aylesbury Juniors RFC

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of Aylesbury Juniors RFC

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are former England players Lawrence Dallaglio and Maggie Alphonsi taking part in a wheelchair rugby event

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are former England players Lawrence Dallaglio and Maggie Alphonsi taking part in a wheelchair rugby event

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured is a wheelchair rugby event

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured is a wheelchair rugby event

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of the University of Buckingham rugby team

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Stoke Mandeville Stadium - pictured are members of the University of Buckingham rugby team

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Kingsbury in Aylesbury - pictured are members of Aylesbury Rugby Club

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Kingsbury in Aylesbury - pictured are members of Aylesbury Rugby Club

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Kingsbury in Aylesbury

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour comes to Kingsbury in Aylesbury