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Three continents, four countries, one message

With just under two years to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off, and as the first of many movements, DHL is hand-carrying the Webb Ellis Cup back to the IRB in Ireland, by way of a global journey that will visit each of the former trophy holders.

From October 26 to October 30, 2013, the Cup will travel between the four former Rugby World Cup champions: New Zealand (current champion), Australia, South Africa and England. After New Zealand and the All Blacks hand over “Billy” – a nickname coined by the Australian national rugby team in 1991 – to DHL, the Trophy will make stops – among others – at Sydney Football Stadium, historic Ellis Park in Johannesburg, the brand-new South African Rugby Museum in Cape Town, not to mention one of DHL’s largest hubs in East Midlands, England.

This whirlwind, whistle-stop tour 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 local celebrations with employees, customers and fans. After a layover in next host nation, England, it will then be delivered by DHL to Dublin, Ireland, on November 17 for the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference.

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Keep track of Billy’s travels at the end of October as well as DHL’s many partnerships with the game of Rugby, not to mention the road to Rugby World Cup 2015, by following “DHL Rugby” online:

@DHL_Rugby – keep up with the latest DHL Rugby news on this new Twitter feed, and follow – or join! – the conversation using #DHLRugby Link / New Window – the new home of DHL Rugby on Facebook is a space that’s dedicated to DHL’s support of the great game of Rugby where you’ll find exclusive content and behind-the-scenes insights. Link / New Window – keep pace with all the world-class events that DHL moves around the world – events that will move you!