Rugby – Cyclists, plus World Cup whistle, battle the elements on epic journey

FILE PHOTO: Former rugby player Ron Rutland and James Owens speak inside Twickenham Stadium before setting off on a cycle ride from London to Tokyo ahead of the Rugby World Cup, in London, Britain February 2, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

TOKYO (Reuters) – It has been almost four months since Ron Rutland and James Owens left Twickenham stadium to embark on an epic 20,000 kilometre cycling adventure to Tokyo before the Rugby World Cup. With them, a very special delivery; the whistle to be used to kick-off the World Cup opener between hosts Japan and […]

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