1 JUNE 2023
Defender has revealed the Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car, a unique electric hybrid Defender 110, with bespoke trophy cabinet to safely and securely display the Webb Ellis Cup
• Defender is a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup France 2023 and Official Vehicle Partner for the tournament
• Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car will display the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup on a Tour around France
• Bespoke Defender features an illuminated trophy cabinet, with state-of-the-art technology to control temperature and lighting to ensure the Webb Ellis Cup is always visible
With only 100 days to go until Rugby World Cup France 2023, Defender has revealed the Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car, a unique electric hybrid Defender 110 created to display the Webb Ellis Cup on a Tour across France.
We are delighted to be showcasing the Webb Ellis Cup in the host nation ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023. Rugby embodies determination, integrity, courage, and capability – core values for Defender. Our partnership and the bespoke Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car celebrate these shared values. We look forward to welcoming existing and prospective Defender customers to the Trophy Tour over the summer.
I am proud of my team for creating the incredible Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car. Defender is all about embracing the impossible and it is very exciting for our vehicle to play such an important role in this fantastic tournament.
The Tour commences in France on 9 June at the Top 14 Semi Finals in Biarritz. The Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car will be on display for invited guests as part of Defender’s hospitality guest programme. The Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car and Webb Ellis Cup will then be displayed at subsequent rugby events and Defender Retailers across the host nation. Rugby fans and prospective Defender customers will have the chance to view and photograph the Webb Ellis Cup and bespoke Defender 110.
The Rugby World Cup 2023 Trophy Car and Webb Ellis Cup will be displayed at the following locations.
9th – 11th June: Top 14 Demi-Finales, Biarritz*
12th June: Arcachon, venue TBC
15th June: Royal Monceau
15th – 19th June: Ile de France (La Défense, Versailles)
14th – 16th July: Provence Côte d’Azur (Saint Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Aix en Provence)
29th July – 1st August: Haute Savoie, venue TBC
10th – 11th August: Le Touquet
13th August: Deauville
The Tour in France and the UK began in May and will conclude on 14 August ahead of the Rugby World Cup France 2023 opening match on 8 September at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
* Event is exclusive and invite only
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