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A UNIQUE DEFENDER FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015

The Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender is a custom Land Rover, designed and built by our Special Vehicle Operations team. This unique vehicle will have the honour of transporting the Webb Ellis Cup all over the UK and Ireland on an epic journey, accompanied by some of the sport's greatest legends. On the final day of the Trophy Tour, it will carry the Webb Ellis Cup to the Rugby World Cup 2015 opening ceremony at Twickenham, London on 18th September.


Watch our film to see how our specialist team went about designing and building this one-off vehicle, which is secure enough to transport the sport's most coveted trophy.

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 DEFENDER SIGNATURE FEATURES

TROPHY CABINET

The cabinet features bullet-proof and anti-glare glass ensuring the Cup’s safety and visibility.

HIGH SPEC TECHNOLOGY

One-of-a-kind Trophy Tour Defender App controls, temperature, lighting, and security of the Cup.

HANDCRAFTED INTERIOR

Embellished gold stitching on Black Windsor Leather seats with Trophy Tour embroidered headrests.

BESPOKE EXTERIOR

Rugby World Cup graphics accompany broader 16” off road tyres, spotlights, and side and rear steps.

From the illuminated trophy cabinet at the back to its luxury interior, every aspect of this unique and special vehicle has been carefully engineered to provide the ultimate platform for the Webb Ellis Cup as it travels around the UK.

John Edwards Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division

READY FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 TROPHY TOUR

Our unique Defender will carry and protect the Webb Ellis Cup during its journey around the UK and Ireland, in the lead up to the opening ceremony at Twickenham, London on 18th September.

HOW WE BUILT IT?

Watch how our team of experts designed and built this unique Defender for its tour of the UK and Ireland.

THE BIG REVEAL

During the build up to Rugby World Cup 2015, our giant rugby ball travelled up the River Thames, from Tilbury Docks to Butler’s Wharf. On 22nd May 2015, we revealed our unique Rugby World Cup Defender. World Cup winner Lewis Moody drove the one off Defender out of the giant rugby ball and was met by 2003 World Cup winning Captain, Martin Johnson.

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CELEBRATE DEFENDER

The dawn of a new Defender era. A year of celebrations with special excursions, three exclusive limited edition vehicles, and the creation of a huge, temporary work of art at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK.

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FROM A LINE IN THE SAND TO A 1KM ARTWORK, AN INNOVATIVE WORKING VEHICLE TO THE COMPELLING LIMITED EDITIONS, KEEP UP WITH DEFENDER DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN. FROM A LINE IN THE SAND TO A 1KM ARTWORK, AN INNOVATIVE WORKING VEHICLE TO THE COMPELLING LIMITED EDITIONS, KEEP UP WITH DEFENDER DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN. FROM A LINE IN THE SAND TO A 1KM ARTWORK, AN INNOVATIVE WORKING VEHICLE TO THE COMPELLING LIMITED EDITIONS, KEEP UP WITH DEFENDER DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited: Registered office: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF. Registered in England No: 1672070

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