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Plymouth Albion supporters will be doing their bit at Rugby World Cup

Linda JamesPLYMOUTH Albion may not have any current players competing at this year’s World Cup, but the club will still be represented at the biggest rugby event on the planet.

A number of Albion supporters have been selected as volunteers for the competition, which starts on September 18.

More than 20,000 people applied to be volunteers – known as The Pack – but only 6,000 were successful after interviews.

Among those picked from Plymouth include lifelong Albion supporter and club steward Linda James (pictured), Travel Club chairman Martin Musgrove and Tim Lever.

Mrs James and Mr Lever will be based in Exeter, while Mr Musgrove will be working at Gloucester.

Mrs James, who has been supporting Albion since she was four-years-old, will be a ‘meet and greet’ volunteer at the fanzone at Northernhay Gardens.

“I have been a rugby fan all my life and it’s quite thrilling to be involved with the Rugby World Cup,” she said. “I’m looking forward to meeting people from around the world.”

Mr Musgrove will working in the accreditation centre at Gloucester between September 16 and September 24.

He said: “I went to the 2011 World Cup and the volunteers there were fantastic.

“This is a-once-in-a-lifetime chance for me to be involved with a World Cup.  It is something I’m really looking forward to doing.

“But I will miss one Albion match – away at Hull.”


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