Cardiff, 3rd July 2015: Hosted by DHL, the Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, and with less than 100 days to go until the Opening Match, the Webb Ellis Cup visits Cardiff as part of its UK and Ireland tour, marking the final countdown to this year’s showcase tournament.
Welsh rugby player and DHL ambassador Martyn Williams commented: “I have always been so passionate about playing and supporting rugby in my home city so it’s extremely exciting to be able to welcome the Webb Ellis Cup to Cardiff. It is thanks to companies like DHL who are playing such a huge role in not only delivering the tournament but are also going that extra mile to make this event really special for all Welsh rugby fans.”
DHL’s Head of Sponsorship, Karren Piesley, commented: “We are thrilled to be the Official Logistics Partner to Rugby World Cup 2015 and have a huge role to play supporting an international event of this scale. The Trophy Tour is a once in a lifetime experience for rugby fans to see the iconic Webb Ellis Cup and it really gets you excited for the tournament – we are delighted to welcome it to Cardiff!”
As The Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, DHL will assume responsibility for the logistics for one of the biggest international sporting events, which will take place in host country England over six weeks with a total of 48 matches in 11 host cities. DHL will be responsible for the delivery of Tournament and team equipment weighing 39,400kg from around the world to a selection of UK bases. Over the tournament DHL estimates it will travel 91,050 miles.