Palmy wins William Webb Ellis Trophy
The All Blacks historic Rugby World Cup win has a golden lining for Palmerston North. Once our Christmas is over and out of the way, we can bask in the glories of the All Blacks’ Christmas.
The William Webb Ellis Trophy will be on display at the Rugby Museum from December 27 – January 18, an excited Stephen Berg has announced.
‘‘It’s very cool, and we’re be displaying a few other trophies too, to support it,’’ Stephen says.
The Webb Ellis Trophy was last at the Rugby Museum in October 2013. This will be the first chance locals will have to check out the latest engraving.
As far as the other cups are concerned – they’re the heavyweights. The Bledisloe Cup, that symbol of trans-Tasman rugby rivalry returns, along with the Freedom Cup played since 2004 during the Tri-Nations series between New Zealand and South Africa, and the Hillary Shield played between England and New Zealand.
‘‘Those last two are not all that well known, and it’s the first time we’ve been able to display them here.’’
The fifth trophy is the World Under-20 Championship Cup also held by New Zealand.
‘‘We’re really pleased the NZ Rugby Union is letting these trophies out.’’
The museum will be open 10am–5pm daily, except New Year’s Day.
The cup is coming.