William Webb Ellis Cup

The prize awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup event is a golden cup called the William Webb Ellis Cup, also known as the "The Rugby World Cup", and to many simply as "Bill". The trophy named after school boy from Rugby College who supposedly invented the game - which is most likely a myth.

The cup stands at 38 cm tall and is silver gilded in gold, and supported by two cast scroll handles, one handle has a head of a satyr, and the other has a head of a nymph. Engraved on the face of the cup are the words 'International Rugby Board' and 'William Webb Ellis Cup'. The trophy is currently kept in the Museum of Rugby in London.


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