The iconic Webb Ellis Cup is touring the UK & Ireland in a specially-designed Land Rover Defender in the lead up to
The UK and Ireland Trophy Tour will encompass 100 days, over 300 events and 9,000 miles – that’s the length of 100,000 rugby pitches, travelled over the course of 1800 back-to-back matches.
The Trophy is being transported in the unique Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender – a specially-modified 110 Station Wagon with a trophy cabinet integrated into the rear of the vehicle. It took 6,000 hours to design at our Special Vehicle Operations base in the West Midlands, UK.
One of the first stops on the tour was at amateur club Highland RFC in Inverness where former Scotland internationals Chris Paterson and Kelly Brown took coaching sessions with youth players, and auditions were held by Land Rover for young players to be official Rugby World Cup 2015 mascots.
The Webb Ellis Cup will arrive back at Twickenham on 18 September for the Tournament’s opening ceremony.