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Martin Johnson and Chris Robshaw surprise a school rugby team with world's most priceless team talk

  • Thursday September 25th 2014
  • Press Release

Martin Johnson holding rugby ball in front of London Eye

The unsuspecting youngsters from St John’s School, Leatherhead, were expecting a team building exercise on the London Eye, but awaiting them were Rugby World Cup 2003 winning captain, Martin Johnson and current skipper Chris Robshaw to deliver to them a priceless team talk.

Today was one of many Priceless Surprises MasterCard will be creating for cardholders and fans ahead of Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England and Wales between September 18 and October 31 2015. Other Priceless Surprises include the opportunity to present the Man of the Match award. For more information search for #PricelessSurprises on Twitter or find us on Facebook.

Johnson and Robshaw urged the public to register for tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015. Fans have just 3 days left to register for tickets at https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com/ to ensure they have a chance to be part of what is set to be a priceless experience. Rugby fans should make sure they use MasterCard when buying Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets as they will pay zero transaction charges.

Martin Johnson said: “It was great to be able to come to the London Eye this morning and surprise St John’s School with what I hope was a Priceless Pep Talk. The look on their faces was certainly priceless when we surprised them!” Chris Robshaw added “Surprising St John’s School this morning was great fun but the ultimate priceless moment for me will be hopefully leading England out at Twickenham for Rugby World Cup 2015. With just four days before the ticket application window closes, fans should register now to make sure they get to experience the magic of the Tournament.”

Marion King, President, MasterCard UK and Ireland, said: “We are really excited to announce both Martin Johnson and Chris Robshaw as MasterCard ambassadors for Rugby World Cup 2015. With the help of Martin and Chris, we are looking forward to creating more Priceless Surprises for MasterCard cardholders and rugby fans around the world.”

To support the ballot ticket sales and packed with Priceless Surprises, MasterCard launched its 50 Days of Crazy consumer campaign, across UK, Ireland, France and Italian media. Follow #PricelessSurprise to join in the conversation.

MasterCard is the Preferred Card and Official Payment System of the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup 2015. The announcement continues a highly successful partnership between MasterCard and Rugby World Cup Limited, which began ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. As part of the Worldwide Partnership, MasterCard secures a comprehensive rights and benefits package that allows the company to deliver value to customer financial institutions, merchants and cardholders, including the ability to access ‘Priceless’ experiences linked to Rugby World Cup 2015.