Schoolchildren star at quarter final of Rugby World Cup 2015 for New Zealand v France

Schoolchildren James O’Sullivan, 12, from Liverpool and Josh Alexander, 12, from Aylesbury led out the two Teams as Official Mascots ahead of New Zealand v France at Rugby World Cup 2015.

O’Sullivan who plays for Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club said; “It was amazing, the atmosphere was great and I shook hands with Thierry the French captain and said good evening to him in French!” Alexander who plays for Chinnor Rugby Football Club added; “I got to mascot for New Zealand, the crowd was unbelievably loud and I got to meet Richie McCaw in the tunnel and had a few words with him. I think New Zealand will win the World Cup.”

The two schoolchildren have been given this once in a lifetime opportunity by Land Rover as part of their Rugby World Cup 2015 mascot programme. As Worldwide Partner of the Tournament, Land Rover is championing Rugby’s grassroots and highlighting their commitment to all levels of the Game as part of the #WeDealInReal campaign.