Land Rover and Rugby World Cup 2007 winners Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers were on hand to welcome The Webb Ellis Cup to South Africa. The Webb Ellis Cup, made an early stop in South Africa ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019 and Land Rover gave Springbok fans a rare opportunity to see rugby’s ultimate prize in person.
The Webb Ellis Cup was chauffeured during its stay in Land Rover vehicles under the watchful eyes of its handlers.Fans got a chance to see and have photos taken with the actual trophy at the trophy-viewing event at Loftus Park.
JEAN DE VILLIERS & BRYAN HABANA
LOFTUS PARK TROPHY TOUR ACTIVATION
Tina Pienaar-Smit, Sponsorship Manager, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa said: “Land Rover understands the passion South African rugby fans have for the sport and we’re proud to be able to bring The Webb Ellis Cup to the people. We know there are many rugby fans who will never get a chance to be this close to the trophy, so this opportunity will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
The Webb Ellis Cup began its world tour on 10 November, 2018 when it left the World Rugby Hall of Fame in Rugby, England – the birthplace of the sport. Since then it has visited Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, India and Nepal. From South Africa it continued making stops in the USA, Canada, Brazil and Chile among other destinations in the lead up to the first ever Rugby World Cup in Asia.
Land Rover, which is a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 and South African sponsors of the Springboks and DHL Stormers, is committed to being the number one automotive brand in rugby. Its shared values, heritage and involvement, from grassroots level to the ultimate stage in Japan, mean no brand understands the spirit of rugby like Land Rover.