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Rugby World Cup is given stamp of approval

By Alan Jones

A special set of stamps is being launched to mark the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off tonight.

Royal Mail said the eight-stamp set conveys the excitement and skill of the game.

The images on the stamps depict different moves and setpieces, including a tackle, scrum, try, conversion and line-out.

Andrew Hammond, director of Royal Mail Stamps and Collectibles, said: “These stamps portray a real sense of the gritty dynamism of the game.

“It’s fitting that we issue a new set of stamps to celebrate rugby coming home and at the same time show that stamps are great markers in time of major international events such as Rugby World Cup 2015.”

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “You know a tournament is big when they bring out a range of stamps to commemorate it and these eight designs help to promote Rugby World Cup 2015 across the entire United Kingdom and beyond.”

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