Rugby's greatest prize receives fashion's greatest accessory as Louis Vuitton has designed a bespoke trunk for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup. The case will make its debut at the Rugby World Cup 2015 final on October 31 at the Twickenham England rugby stadium, when the prize is presented to the tournament's winner. 

The bespoke case has been handmade at the brand's Asnières workshop near Paris, where many classic travel trunks have been masterfully crafted. Designed to house and exhibit the sterling silver and gold-plate trophy, the trunk opens from the front to allow the trophy to be easily removed or displayed. It features signature brass locks and corners and is covered in Louis Vuitton monogrammed canvas. 

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset said that the cup is: "a symbol of unity, enjoyment, participation and excellence. We are excited about our collaboration with a fashion house as renowned as Louis Vuitton and delighted with the stunning, modern-classic case."

The same Asnières workshop that created this new trunk also created the case for the oldest trophy in sport, the America's Cup, which dates to 1851. Here we have a video, which highlights the heritage of the Louis Vuitton trunk and it's deep connection with rugby...