There are fewer than 100 days until the Rugby World Cup and volunteers have taken part in a training programme as Twickenham prepares to welcome the world.

More than 4,000 members of "The Pack", a team of 6,000 volunteers who will assist visitors during the autumn tournament, got together in Milton Keynes on May 18.

With an age range of between 18 and 86, the army of volunteers will follow in the footsteps of the Olympic 2012 Games Makers and Commonwealth Games 2014 volunteers.

Kicking off on September 18, The Pack will be well prepared for the Rugby World Cup after the training event hosted by broadcaster John Inverdale.

Leroy Arbouine, 54, will be based at Twickenham stadium as a spectator services team leader and said he could not wait for the rugby to begin.

He said: "I love the camaraderie and social side of volunteering and working together in a big team.

"More than anything I’m looking forward to working with everyone else involved at Twickenham and enjoying the interaction with fellow volunteers.

"I hope to lead by example but most of all I want it to be a fun and successful event for everyone involved."

Marlene Price, who lives in Battersea, is also volunteering at Twickenham and already has the experience of London 2012 behind her.

The 68-year-old said: "I love helping people - I was at Wembley during 2012 and my abiding memory is being in the Royal Box with Prince William and David Beckham and watching them celebrate Great Britain scoring a goal in the football.

"My grandson was involved with Wasps so I took a real interest in the game.

"To be based at Twickenham will be an incredible experience, and something that I’m really looking forward to."

The volunteers spent the day learning their roles at stadium:mk and were joined by an all-star rugby line-up including Jason Leonard, Bill Beaumont and Lawrence Dallaglio.

Stephen Brown, England 2015 managing director, said: "It’s fantastic to see such enthusiasm and excitement from members of the pack at today’s kick-off in stadium:mk.

"Our volunteers are giving their time and skill to help make the tournament the best possible experience for fans, players and all our stakeholders."