Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup,
arrived in Nepal for the first time on Thursday, as the Rugby World Cup 2019
Trophy Tour reaches its final destination for 2018.
Over the next few days, the Trophy Tour will
visit sights of interest in Kathmandu, as well as being on display
at a huge Get into Rugby event at Tundikhel Park, where 5,000
people will have the chance to the Cup.
This is an exciting time for rugby in Asia as it
prepares to host a Rugby World Cup for the first time. There is
now less than a year to go until Japan hosts rugby’s showpiece
event and preparations are on track for what promises to be a very
unique and special tournament.
World Rugby Chairman, Bill Beaumont, said “We
couldn’t ask for a more impressive start to the trophy’s first
ever visit to Nepal than scaling the heights of the Himalayas. The
Trophy Tour is now on its final visit of 2018 and there is no
doubt it has been a very successful opportunity to engage and
excite fans and new players globally over the past year.”
The Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place in
Japan from 20 September - 2 November 2019.
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
Rugby World Cup,