The Webb Ellis Cup made a special visit to the Old Belevdere RFC yesterday, as part of its 100 day tour of the UK and Ireland. Land Rover is a worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2015 and as the Official vehicle partner Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations department has built a bespoke Land Rover Defender to carry the Webb Elliss Cup. The Trophy was accompanied by Leinster Rugby stars Gordon D’Arcy and Isa Nacewa, they also conducted a training session for the club’s youth section.
D’Arcy, who has been capped 81 times for Ireland, said: “It is a great opportunity for aspiring young rugby players to get to see the famous Webb Ellis Cup as it travels around UK & Ireland. It was hugely encouraging to see the children enjoying their Rugby so much here today and some of the skills on display were very impressive. We may have witnessed future stars of Irish Rugby in the making!”
Melanie McCourt, Marketing Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland, commented: “Land Rover is helping to inspire the next generation of Rugby talent by allowing as many people as possible to engage with the Tournament and see Rugby’s biggest prize. It is in keeping with our Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign #WeDealInReal, which aims to champion the grassroots of the sport, bringing people closer to the pinnacle of world Rugby.”
The Trophy will continue its tour of Wales and England before arriving to Twickenham Stadium for the opening ceremony on the 18th September.