With just a month until the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, sponsors Land Rover has been recognised as supporters of sports across the world.

Land Rover’s support of the

impending World Cup, as well as the 2015 event in England, extends the company’s

strong support of sports. In

recent years Land Rover has enhanced its role of Official Vehicle of England

rugby, premiership rugby and the UK’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup with the

additional sponsorship of the last three British & Irish Lions Tours to

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the forthcoming sponsorship

of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens next month.

As part of the deal for both

tournaments Land Rover will supply vehicles to support the organisers, teams

and officials. It is the first time that the leading car manufacturer has been

involved with Rugby’s showcase tournament.

John Edwards, Global Brand

Director at Land Rover, said: “Today’s announcement marks a significant

development in the partnership between Land Rover and rugby. The

company is proud of its ongoing support of the sport from a grassroots

level to the world class game and it is fitting that the world’s finest

all-terrain vehicles – sold in over 160 markets worldwide – are now

supporting the world’s ultimate Rugby competition.”

Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman

Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Land Rover to the

Rugby World Cup family. This long-term partnership with one of the world’s most

recognisable brands further enhances the enormous prestige and attraction of

Rugby World Cup in the global market place.”