Land Rover yesterday revealed the Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, a modified 110 Station Wagon to transport the Webb Ellis Cup on the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland.

Land Rover is a worldwide partner of this year's international Rugby World Cup with the specially-modified 110 Defender Station Wagon developed and built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division Ryton, near Coventry. It has been designed to safely and securely display the Webb Ellis Cup on its tour.

The Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender emerged at Tower Bridge in London from a giant rugby ball, driven by Land Rover ambassador and Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Lewis Moody. The 8.2m high ball floated 25 miles up the River Thames from Tilbury Dock on Thursday.

The focal point is the bespoke trophy cabinet at the back. The lighting, climate control system, locking mechanism that secures the Webb Ellis Cup and the 40in flat-screen Toshiba TV, which will play a host of memorable moments from rugby history, are all controlled through the App on a 10in Toshiba Windows Tablet. The Trophy cabinet is also protected with toughened security glazing.

The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in the UK and Ireland kicks off on June 10 June and finishes on September 18 September at the Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony at Twickenham Stadium.