Rugby fever has hit Specsavers in Carmarthen as the team welcomed a local rugby star, fans and the Guinness PRO12 trophy to the store.

Guinness PRO12 sponsor

The acclaimed silverware was hosted by the Hall Street 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.

Scarlets prop, Will Taylor, and fans 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.

Judgement Day

Samuel Hodson, store director of Specsavers in Carmarthen, said: ‘It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to bring a sporting star, 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. Bringing the silverware into the store was one way to do this in an exciting way and to show, through our sponsorship of the Guinness PRO12, that we champion the importance of looking after eye and ear health no matter what a person’s profession is.

‘With the excitement building in the lead up to Judgement Day, this was a real treat for the children and it will be remembered as a very special day.’

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