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The Rugby World Cup Celebration

Image by Keith Miller

The Rugby World Cup Celebration

Artist Weta Workshop
Location Located on the Jack Illott Green in Civic Square, below the City to Sea Bridge
Tour directions Standing on the City to Sea Bridge with your back to the waterfront, take the stairs on your right that lead down to the Jack Illott Green in Civic Square. The tour continues from the City to Sea Bridge.

Rucking belle

The Black Ferns have won four consecutive Women's Rugby World Cups. The All Blacks have only won the Men's Rugby World Cup once.

Sculpture background

This heroic-style bronze and concrete sculpture was created by Sir Richard Taylor and his team of 35 people at Weta Workshop.

The sculpture depicts two clashing rugby teams rising in low-relief style from the Cook Strait (where the waves from the Pacific Ocean meet the waves of the Tasman Sea). At the peak of the sculpture, in full figurative style, a victorious player reaches for the burnished bronze rugby ball.

All Black Victor Vito and Wellington Hurricanes players, Jacob Ellison and James Broadhurst were models for the sculpture.