World Rugby has announced details of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour, which will see the Webb Ellis Cup travel to 18 nations as part of an international celebration of rugby.

On 10 November, the Webb Ellis Cup will depart from the World Rugby Hall of Fame in Rugby, England, the birthplace of the sport, visiting 18 established and developing rugby nations in the build-up to Japan 2019.

The England leg kicks off the tour and is a celebration of the previous hosts and the strong legacy that has been driven within a country that saw new attendance, viewership, engagement and legacy programme records set.

The Webb Ellis Cup will visit the World Rugby Hall of Fame, a Japanese Garden, an iconic sporting venue and be present at the Rugby World Cup 2023 host decision, ending the trip with a visit to the Japanese Embassy in London, where the team are gearing up to celebrate hosting the tournament in 2019.

Please see below details of the Webb Ellis Cup in England. More details of the International Trophy Tour starting in February 2018 will be made available soon.

 

DAY DATE LOCATION START TIME END TIME EVENT TITLE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ADDRESS
FRIDAY 10-Nov WORLD RUGBY HALL OF FAME 12:00 15:30 World Rugby Hall of Fame 2017 Induction and RWC 2019 Trophy Tour Launch Open to the Public World Rugby Hall of Fame, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ
SATURDAY 11-Nov WORLD RUGBY HALL OF FAME 10:00 17:00 World Rugby Hall of Fame public photo opportunities Open to the Public World Rugby Hall of Fame, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ
SUNDAY 12-Nov STOURBRIDGE RFC     RWC2015 Legacy event - Minis and Juniors Rugby Event   Not Open to the Public  
SUNDAY 12-Nov BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS     National Bonsai Tree collection and Japanese Garden Not Open to the Public  
MONDAY 13-Nov LONDON     Webb Ellis Cup in attendance at the World Rugby General Assembly Not Open to the Public  
MONDAY 13-Nov LONDON     Webb Ellis Cup in attendance at the World Rugby General Assembly Dinner Not Open to the Public  
TUESDAY 14-Nov LONDON     Webb Ellis Cup in attendance at the World Rugby General Assembly Not Open to the Public  
TUESDAY 14-Nov LORDS CRICKET GROUND     Webb Ellis Cup meets the Ashes Urn Not Open to the Public  
WEDNESDAY 15-Nov LONDON     Webb Ellis Cup attends RWC 2023 Announcement Event Not Open to the Public  
THURSDAY 16-Nov JAPANESE EMBASSY, LONDON     Japanese Ambassador greets Webb Ellis Cup at Japanese Embassy Not Open to the Public