Rugby’s most noteworthy prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will be invited to India by Hon’ble Sports Minister of India, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore one week from now as the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour touches base in Delhi.
With a little more than multi year to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 happens in Japan – the first run through the competition will be facilitated in Asia – the Webb Ellis Cup will likewise visit Mumbai and Bhubaneswar as a feature of a universal festival of rugby in front of one year from now’s competition.
Facilitated once like clockwork, the Rugby World Cup is the diversion’s focal point occasion and the third biggest games occasion on the planet after the late spring Olympics and the Football World Cup. Rugby World Cup 2019 happens in Japan from 20 September – 2 November 2019 and will see the best 20 groups on the planet vie for rugby’s most prominent prize. Rugby World Cup 2019 is likewise upheld by six overall accomplices: DHL, Emirates, Heineken, Land Rover, Master Card and SocieteGenerale.
In front of Japan 2019, a two-year Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour is in progress going to 18 nations planning to motivate and connect new and existing rugby players and fans. The Trophy Tour bolsters World Rugby’s Impact Beyond Program which plans to utilize World Rugby competitions as an impetus for the development of the amusement. Undertaking Asia 1 Million, some portion of Impact Beyond, which intends to draw in one million new rugby members by 2020, has just come to more than 500,000 individuals crosswise over Asia.
India is the eighth leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour and takes after an ongoing visit to the Philippines. Since the Tour propelled in 2017, the Rugby World Cup has gone to both built up and developing rugby countries including: England, Uruguay, Spain, Fiji, Hong Kong and China. The Rugby World Cup is in India out of the blue and will likewise visit nations including Nepal, Malaysia, Pakistan, Brazil and Chile ahead of the pack up to the competition.
Rugby has a rich history in India, going back to 1924 when the debut All India and South East Asia Rugby Championship was first played on Indian soil. The most recent two years has seen the greatest development and improvement of rugby the nation over with India positioned first in Asia and third on the planet as far as interest numbers through World Rugby’s Get Into Rugby program by coming to more than 160,000 members in 2017. What’s more, rugby is currently a center game in the SGFI’s National School Games Calendar for the U14, U17 and U19 Boys and Girls classifications and in addition part of AIU’s National University Games timetable – yet another significant turning point for Rugby India and World Rugby’s aspirations to develop the diversion universally.
In front of the Trophy Tour, Mahesh Mathai, Indian Rugby Football Union Secretary General, stated: “We are to a great degree pleased and respected that India has been picked as one of the 18 countries that will have the pined for Rugby World Cup as a component of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour. It is empowering that World Rugby has perceived and recognized Rugby India’s endeavors to develop and build up this delightful diversion crosswise over India.”
“I might want to call upon the more extensive rugby brotherhood from the nation over to hold hands and welcome this brilliant trophy to India. We likewise genuinely thank every one of the individuals who have upheld and put resources into the amusement in India, especially Rugby India accomplice SocieteGenerale for the responsibility and participation they have reached out to develop and create rugby the nation over – additionally one of the six Rugby World Cup 2019 overall accomplices,” he included.
“Japan 2019 is the first occasion when that the competition will be played on Asian soil and we are happy to be a piece of this rugby festivity ahead of the pack up to this energizing competition,” he said.