Greats of the game light up London ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015
- Wednesday September 16th 2015
- Press Release
International Rugby stars including Jason Robinson, Gordon D'Arcy, Adam Jones, Andrew Mehrtens, Bob Skinstad, James Horwill, Marco Bortolami, Masaaki Sataka and Gonzalo Camacho launched the London Eye's transformation with just three days to go until the opening match.
Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Lawrence Dallaglio delivered the Webb Ellis Cup to the London Eye as part of the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK & Ireland.
Fans from across the globe can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2015 transformation of this iconic landmark in the capital of the host nation.
Over 2.3 million tickets sold but great matches are still on sale via tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.
One of the capital's most iconic landmarks, the Coca-Cola London Eye, tonight joined in on the celebration of Rugby sweeping the nation ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 as its Tournament transformation was formally launched by a host of Rugby greats.
Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off this Friday (September 18) as the host nation England face Fiji at Twickenham Stadium and the London Eye was tonight unveiled with capsules branded in the flags of the 20 competing nations and Rugby World Cup 2015 look and feel. In addition, the London Eye will light up every night throughout the six-week Tournament (September 18 – October 31) in the colours of the four pools and those teams who progress through the knockout stages. Fans are also part of the London Eye dressing with images collected through the #CelebratingRugby social campaign filling the inside of the capsules.
With three days to go, greats of the Game including Jason Robinson (England RWC 2003 winner), Bob Skinstad (South Africa RWC 2007 winner), Gordon D'Arcy (Ireland), Adam Jones (Wales), James Horwill (Australia), Marco Bortolami (Italy), Masaaki Sataka (Japan) and Gonzalo Camacho (Argentina) launched the London Eye's transformation, which was celebrated with the lighting up of the iconic landmark via the boot of former New Zealand international Andrew Mehrtens. The Rugby legends were joined by a choir of schoolchildren from Chase Bridge School, Twickenham, who marked the launch with a rendition of World in Union, the official Tournament song.