Webb Ellis Cup to visit Exeter as part of Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour
Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Exeter on 10 and 11 July during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.
Exeter will welcome the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour with a visit to Sandy Park and the historic Guildhall to celebrate Rugby World Cup 2015 coming to the city. Further details of the visit to be announced on www.VisitExeter.com closer to the date.
Cllr Rosie Denham, Exeter Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the Webb Ellis Cup to Exeter as part of the official Trophy Tour in June. Exeter is gearing up for a rugby celebration during Rugby World Cup.”
The journey throughout the UK and Ireland aims to engage fans and give them the opportunity to build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story.
Rugby is at the heart of the Trophy Tour engaging with over 100 rugby clubs, organisations and rugby festivals, from grassroots to elite. In addition Host Cities, Match Venues, community and legacy programmes, sports events, stakeholder visits, Worldwide Partner activations and iconic landmarks will feature as part of the Trophy Tour with over 300 events programmed across the 100 day continuous tour.
Debbie Jevans, chief executive cfficer of England Rugby 2015, said: “With less than six months to go we are delighted to announce that Exeter will host the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour on its 100 day journey across the UK and Ireland.”
“The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will be the perfect opportunity to excite and engage fans across the UK and Ireland and make 2015 feel like the year of the rugby nation. Delivering a continuous 100 day tour means we can give as many fans as possible the opportunity to see the Webb Ellis Cup and tell us their rugby story as they countdown to their own Tournament experience.”
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at rugbyworldcup.com/trophy-tour, full details on the locations and events will updated in the coming months.
(from a press release)