19 Nov 2013

Rugby World Cup trophy returned to organisers

12:08 pm on 19 November 2013

The Rugby World Cup has been officially returned to the IRB.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw returned the Webb Ellis Cup to Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset at an official presentation in Dublin on Wednesday.

With less than two years to go until the 2015 tournament in England, the trophy will now be used to promote the eighth edition of the showpiece event.

The All Blacks are in Dublin to prepare for Monday morning's test against Ireland which ends their season.