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 Sept 20 to Nov 2.© Asia Travel Tips