Rugby fever has hit Specsavers in Llanelli as the team welcomed a local rugby star, school pupils and the Guinness PRO12 trophy to the store.
The acclaimed silverware was hosted by the Stepney 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 of Llanelli, Gwent, Cardiff, Swansea and Neath.
Pupils from Penygaer Primary School, along with Scarlets prop, Dylan Evans, visited the opticians to get up-close with the cup and celebrate its arrival to Wales.
Sher Lewis, dispensing assistant at Specsavers in Llanelli, 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 an exciting way to do this.’
Anthony Stevenson, head teacher of Penygaer 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 Dylan.
‘There is a huge amount of rugby heritage in Llanelli and across Wales and I’m sure that some of our pupils hope that one day they will be lifting this wonderful trophy for real!’