DHL to be Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015

DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics provider, and the International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced that DHL will be Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015.

The partnership will see DHL assume responsibility for the logistics of one of the biggest international sporting events, which will take place in host country England over six weeks in September and October, 2015.

The Webb Ellis Cup touched down in Cape Town earlier this morning for a whistle stop tour starting with a press briefing at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum with some of SA’s most celebrated rugby legends including Joel Stransky and Balie Swart.

As Official Logistics Partner, DHL will be responsible for the transportation of Tournament and team equipment from around the world to the 13 match venues in England.

The equipment to be transported will include, for example, an estimated 1,400 rugby balls, 200 kicking tees and 200 tackle bags. From October 26 to October 30, 2013, DHL will also carry the 4.5kg Webb Ellis Cup on its global network between the four former holders of the Trophy: New Zealand (the current holder), Australia, South Africa and England.

The journey will see the Trophy handed over by DHL and Cup Chaperone – legendary former New Zealand player Grant Fox – to former Rugby World Cup winning players from each country for a brief local celebration with fans, before it is then delivered to Dublin, Ireland for the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference.

The partnership between DHL and Rugby World Cup 2015 continues a longstanding relationship between DHL and the game of Rugby.

DHL was Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, and was a naming rights sponsor of the recent 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia.

The company also currently partners with Harlequins in England, the DHL Stormers in South Africa, the Irish Rugby Football Union and a number of tournaments within the IRB Sevens World Series.

Other initiatives by DHL to support Rugby development around the world have included partnerships with Rugby Federations, tournaments, clubs and school programs as far afield as Fiji, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Romania, and Canada.

Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the world, played in over 100 countries. A total of 102 million global viewers watched the Final of Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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