On Monday August 18 the Webb Ellis Cup will arrive in South Africa for the fifth leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
The Trophy Tour, which is being delivered in partnership with Land Rover and DHL – two long 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 Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted in England and Cardiff.
The visit continues the African leg of the Trophy Tour, having previously spent three days in Madagascar where it received a colourful reception during its visits to Rugby clubs and communities while also highlighting the work of the UN World Food Programme. The visit concluded with the Trophy taking centre stage at the Mahamasina Stadium for the climax of the Confederation Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Div 1A which saw Namibia qualify for Rugby World Cup 2015.
Prior to Madagascar the Webb Ellis Cup was in Fiji, Australia and Japan.
The Trophy Tour will be in Johannesburg and Pretoria for one day before spending two days in Cape Town. During the three days it will visit locations in and around the cities.