Former Springbok Bryan Habana Hands over the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan

Emirates, international companion of rugby global cup 2019 (rwc 2019), nowadays introduced the appearance of the webb ellis cup in japanís busy capital. The silver-gilt trophy, offered for the reason that inaugural rugby international cup event in 1987, changed into transported on emirates flight ek318 from dubai to tokyo, arriving yesterday to a championís welcome. On touchdown within the host u . S . Of japan, former rwc gamers of the year, south africaís own bryan habana and shane williams, stepped out of the emirates rugby world cup 2019 airbus a380 to provide the coveted trophy to japanís setting up committee. The handover takes location just before the 100-day countdown with a view to kick-off the rwc 2019 in japan on 20 september 2019. As a proud connector of people and their passions, emirates has a rich background in game and an extensive portfolio of top-elegance rugby sponsorships, together with the johannesburg-based totally emirates lions.

The airlineís longstanding affiliation with world rugby began whilst it first featured on the rwc 2007 in france as a match sponsor, before turning into an reliable global associate for the rwc 2011 in new zealand. Emirates later became the primary worldwide accomplice to signal an agreement for each the rwc 2015 in england and 2019 in japan. Furthermore, emiratesí history of assisting global rugby events spans extra than twenty years, bringing humans and cultures collectively through a shared love for the game. As the official airline of the prestigious competition, emirates these days unveiled rwc 2019 livery on the worldís largest passenger plane, the airbus a380. The special livery celebrates the upcoming event and currently flies direct from dubai to osaka, tokyo haneda and tokyo narita.