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Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour visits Italy

The Webb Ellis Cup, the most coveted prize in rugby: in Italy on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 January, as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

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Rugby World Cup, the third largest global sporting event behind the Olympics and Football World Cup, takes place in England and Cardiff in 2015 between September 18 and October 31. The Tournament will be hosted in 13 venues in 11 cities across the country.

The Trophy Tour, which is being delivered in partnership with Land Rover and DHL – two long-time supporters of the game and Rugby World Cup 2015 Worldwide Partners – is the first time Rugby’s most coveted prize has been showcased around the world visiting 15 countries over 12 months as part of a celebration of rugby in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

The trophy was in Milan and Treviso on Tuesday January 13, followed by a day in Rome on Wednesday January 14. It was taken to a number of locations in and around each city.

Published 12 January 2015