Every four years the Rugby World Cup is hosted by a different country from around the globe. The trophy known as the Webb Ellis Cup is currently touring the world before the event kicks off in Japan this September.
Today’s stop was at Vancouver’s Hillcrest Field, where students of the game came down to catch a glimpse of the sports ultimate hardware.
Rugby culture seems to grow in B.C. every year and with the city still abuzz from another successful edition of Vancouver’s HSBC Sevens event, Canada rugby was able to show off the Webb Ellis at a prime time.
Considered the worlds third largest sporting event, the rugby world cup tournament has been in operation since 1987. This year will be the first time it’s played in Asia and the ninth instalment ever.