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Giant England shirt to tour country

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The shirt measuring a 18m by 15m will tour England and fans in the United Kingdom will get the chance to show their support for the team by getting their name emblazoned in print on the back of the giant shirt by texting GOOD LUCK and their name to 80202. (Texts charged at 25p plus standard network rate.)

The specially-designed giant shirt was unveiled for the first time at Twickenham when England played France in their final Investec warm-up match.

After a month of touring the country's rugby grounds and landmarks, the England team will be presented with the giant shirt before they fly off to Australia on October 1.

After the tournament is over, the shirt will be auctioned off in aid of the NSPCC's Full Stop appeal to end cruelty to children. Official England rugby shirts as worn and autographed by the stars of the England team, and rugby players past and present, as well as celebrities and sports personalities' own England shirt designs will also be put under the hammer.

Giant Shirt Tour Dates:(All 2003)

Sep 6: England v France – TwickenhamSep 10: Public display in LondonSep 11: Public display in LondonSep 12: Sale v Northampton – Edgeley ParkSep 13: Leicester v London Irish – Welford RoadSep 14: Newcastle v Saracens – Kingston ParkSep 15: Metro Shopping Centre – NewcastleSep 17: England Farewell Dinner – TwickenhamSep 21: Saracens v Leicester – Vicarage RdSep 25: O2 Building – BurySep 26: O2 Building – LeedsSep 26: Leeds v Rotherham – HeadingleySep 27: Harlequins v London Irish – The Stoop

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