Rugby fever has hit Specsavers in Cwmbran as the team welcomed local rugby stars, school pupils and the Guinness PRO12 trophy into the store.

Travelling through rugby regions

The acclaimed silverware was hosted by the Llywelyn Walk opticians to build on the town’s excitement ahead of the Judgement Day IV tournament (30 April), as part of a tour that saw the trophy travel more than 100 miles to eight locations in Wales’ rugby regions of Llanelli, Gwent, Cardiff, Swansea and Neath.

Pupils from Griffithstown Primary School, along with Newport Gwent Dragons players, Tom Prydie and Ashton Hewitt, visited the opticians to get up-close with the cup and celebrate its arrival to Wales.

As a sponsor of the Guinness PRO12 match officials and referees, Specsavers is also the official partner of optical and audiology services to the Guinness PRO12, providing expert care for players and officials.

Thrilled to host event

Gareth Ward, store director of Specsavers in Cwmbran, said: ‘It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to bring sporting stars, community groups and a much sought-after trophy into our store, so to say we were thrilled to host this event is an understatement.

‘At Specsavers, we pride ourselves on being a community optician and to uphold this standing we’re always striving to engage with all members of our community.’

Nick Blackburn, head teacher of Griffithstown Primary School, said: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers for giving our pupils the chance to have their picture taken with the silverware and meet the two players. With the excitement building in the lead up to Judgement Day, this was a real treat for the children.’

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