Rugby World Cup 2015: 100 days to go to be marked by Prince Harry using Periscope

Countdown under way to tournament

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Today marks 100 days to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup and the event will be marked by a number of speeches, including by Prince Harry, before the Webb Ellis trophy goes on a tour of the UK.

His Royal Highness will be joined by 2003 World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood for a ceremony live from Twickenham where a number of speeches will be made.

The event, today at 11.10am, will be shown using a live Periscope stream that can be followed on Twitter - and will be shown on the big screens in Piccadilly Circus.

Once over, a specially commissioned jeep will start the UK trophy tour, with Greenwood beginning the first leg of the journey to Scotland.


The tournament starts September 18 with England kicking off against Fiji. The final will be October 31 at Twickenham.