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A celebrity in its own right, the William Webb Ellis Cup - awarded to the victors of the Rugby World Cup - began its journey across the globe in May 2014, visiting numerous locations to promote and celebrate the sport leading up to the World Cup in England this fall. The tour will head to the UK and Ireland this June where the trophy will eventually make its final stop at Twickenham Stadium prior to the opening ceremony of the tournament on September 18th.

Known for its prestige, the coveted silver gilt cup has only been won by four nations (England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand) dating back to the tournament's inaugural year in 1987. Two versions of the cup are in existence- one made in 1906 and the other replica in 1986 - and is named after William Webb Ellis, credited as the game`s inventor.

Follow the journey and festivities leading up to the 2015 World Cup!