Rugby World Cup: Everything you need to know about the Webb Ellis Cup's tour of the region

The Webb Ellis Trophy is in the Calendar region this weekend Credit: Press Association

As the Webb Ellis Cup comes to Yorkshire ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, we've pulled together somethings you may not know about the biggest prize in Rugby Union, along with where you can see the trophy this weekend:

  • Made by Garrad's of London in 1906

  • It is a Victorian copy of a cup originally made by Paul de Lamerie in 1740

  • The Cup is silver, gilded in gold, 38 centimetres tall with two cast scroll handles

  • On one of the handles is the head of a satyr, on the other, the head of a nymph

  • The terminals are a bearded mask, a lion mask and a vine

  • The original, and a replica trophy are used interchangeably

The Webb Ellis Cup has been in use since 1987 Credit: Press Association
  • The cup was not selected for use as the Rugby World Cup trophy until February 1987

  • Named after William Webb Ellis, credited as the creator of rugby football

  • The cup is sometimes referred to as "Bill", a nickname coined by 1991 winners, Australia

  • The first people to hold it were New Zealand, in 1987

  • Four countries have lifted it since its inception, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England

The William Webb Ellis statue outside Rugby School in Rugby Credit: Press Association

Where to see the Webb Ellis Cup this weekend:

Thursday August 6

  • 09:00 - 11:00; Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Festival

  • 12:00 - 14:00; Doncaster Knights Rugby Festival

  • 15:00 - 17:00; Rotherham Titans Rugby Festival

Friday August 7

  • 09:00 - 11:00; Leeds Trinity University Tag Rugby Tournament

  • 12:00 - 14:00; Leeds Central Library

  • 18:00 - 20:00; West Park Leeds RUFC

Saturday August 8

  • 12:00 - 14:00; Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre

  • 15:00 - 17:00; Armley Park, Leeds

  • 17:00 - 19:00; Leeds Docks

New Zealand are the current holders of the Webb Ellis Cup Credit: Press Association

Click here to see Chris Dawkes' preview of the RWC in our region