Webb Ellis Cup comes to the Ricoh Arena this Saturday

Date: 29 Nov 2017

The Webb Ellis Cup is arriving at the Ricoh Arena this weekend with Land Rover.

As Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 and Main Club Partner of Wasps, Land Rover, will be bringing the iconic trophy to the home of Wasps Rugby Club ahead area in car park D opposite the Wasps club shop at the Ricoh Arena, where fans will be able to get close to the famous silverware between 2.30pm and 4.15pm. Three Wasps players will also be dropping by at 3.15pm to admire the trophy and meet supporters.

The trophy is visiting the Ricoh Arena as part of the Rugby World Cup 2019 International Trophy Tour, which will see it visit 18 countries in two years before ending up in Japan for the start of the highly anticipated tournament in 2019.

Neal Coupland, head of marketing at Wasps, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for fans to get up close and have their photo taken with one of the most historic and iconic artefacts in the history of the sport.

“We are incredibly honoured that Land Rover will be hosting the trophy for the day at Wasps, and expect it to attract a lot of attention on what will be our biggest attendance of the season so far, so we’d urge people to arrive early.”

The Webb Ellis Cup is named after the sport’s inventor William Webb Ellis, a former pupil at Rugby School in Warwickshire. The trophy is made of silver gilt and made its debut at the first Rugby World Cup in 1987.

With a crowd of well over 20,000 expected for Wasps versus Leicester Tigers, book now at wasps.co.uk/tickets, starting from £24 for adults, while under-10s go free in certain areas.