Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why is it called the Webb Ellis Cup

It would not be an understatement to say New Zealand is a Rugby mad country.

The All Blacks are revered worldwide and for good reason.

Unfortunately we haven’t seen the trophy domiciled on local shores since the late 80’s after we were the first team to win it at the Rugby World Cup in 1987.

For a brief bit of history on it – go here.

At the Rugby World Cup next year in New Zealand they will be fighting for ownership of a cup.

PHOTO – wikipedia.com

Yes that’s this same one here below.

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And inscribed on this prestigious & much treasured object are the above words.

You may ask why is it called the Webb Ellis Cup?

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From the original home of New Zealand rugby, Nelson, let me enlighten you. If you look at the above photo, your question is answered.