Yorkshire Carnegie Executive President Sir Ian McGeechan says the World Cup will have the ability to inspire the next generation of fans and players in this country in the months ahead.

Sir Ian was speaking as the World Cup Trophy Tour arrived at Headingley Carnegie to be met by hundreds of youngsters keen to have their photos taken with the Webb Ellis Trophy. 

He commented, "I think we have seen today first hand how much the World Cup inspires young people and that will only grow over the months ahead as we build towards the tournament and then looking further ahead of the Final."