Lacking Girls’s Rugby World Cup trophy present in attic after 15 years

England ladies on the 1994 Rugby World Cup

The Girls’s Rugby World Cup trophy, which England gained in 1994, has been discovered after 15 years – in an attic.

A brand new trophy was made for the 1998 match and it had resided within the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham.

Former England participant Gill Burns, a part of the 1994 facet, was frightened it had been “melted down someplace” and has been “trying to find it for some time’.

“It was within the museum briefly earlier than it went again out on tour once more after which a couple of years later we began asking ‘does anybody know the place the World Cup is?’, and no person knew the place it was,” she mentioned.

Burns, who performed for England between 1988 and 2002, informed BBC Radio 5 Reside: “I used to level at it on the museum and say ‘right here it’s ladies, that is one thing so that you can aspire to.’

“One of many directors clearly ended up with the trophy at her father or mother’s home.

“All of the outdated minutes of assembly and handbooks had been saved in a field together with a field that had the World Cup in.

“I do not thoughts that it was misplaced as a result of we discovered it once more so I am very blissful.”

The trophy might be returned to the museum.

Women's Rugby World Cup (1991-94)
The Girls’s Rugby World Cup trophy final gained by England in 1994

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