- Laura Wood, Land Rover Head of Global Brand and Partnerships -
Land Rover has further strengthened its commitment to international rugby with a world-first sponsorship agreement. The Rugby World Cup 2019™ Worldwide Partner is now a major sponsor of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships too – the first time a backer has supported both tournaments.
The new deal began at the 2018 GIO IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in Australia, where Japan beat the hosts in the gold medal match at the Olympic Park in Sydney. It was the largest elite sporting event for athletes with a disability to be held in the city since the 2000 Paralympic Games, with teams from Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden and the USA also competing.
Land Rover's backing for international rugby also includes the Women's World Cup and the Under-20 Championships. Additionally Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting partner of the Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans in Sydney in October 2018.
- Brett Gosper, Chief Executive Officer of Word Rugby -
- Steve Loader, Chairman of the WRWC Organising Committee -