IVEL Barbarians Rugby Club will be hosting the Webb Ellis Trophy on Monday (April 19) at its Yeovil Showground headquarters and are expecting around 2,000 visitors.

The trophy - so expertly won by England at last year's rugby world cup competition in Australia - will be on show between 9.30am and 11am as part of the national Sweet Chariot Tour.

Gates to the ground will open at 9am and Belinda Evans, the local singer who sang the National Anthem at all of England's world cup matches Down Under, will perform the opening song to the day at 9.15am.

The trophy will leave the ground just after 11.30am when it will be flown by Lynx Mk3 helicopter to the nearby RNAS Yeovilton.

As part of the entertainment a tag rugby competition will start at around 9.30am with the final set for 12 noon.

An Ivel spokesman said: "It should be a great morning and we are looking forward to it. We are hoping to have at least around 2,000 people at the ground to take a look at the Webb Ellis Trophy."