Event TV: Land Rover unveils line out inspired rugby sculptures

Land Rover has revealed two new artworks, created with the help of rugby legend and brand ambassador Lawrence Dallaglio, at Twickenham and Cardiff's stadiums.

The Catch sculptures stand at eight metres tall and 10 metres wide, and have been inspired by a rugby line out. Land Rover, which is an official sponsor of the Rugby World Cup, hopes the sculptures will be used as fan zone meeting points throughout the tournament. 

The project is the second artwork developed in a partnership between Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s design director and chief creative officer, and Italian artist Nino Mustica. Dallaglio worked as a consultant on the project. 

The Catches took a team of 40 people more than 10,000 man-hours to build in Turin, Italy.

Each sculpture features more than 100sqm of artificial grass and recreates the Land Rover Discovery Sport model to scale. Lights have also been installed to create an abstract light show that represents the colours of the 20 competing nations.

McGovern said: "This sculptural form is a celebration of Rugby World Cup 2015. We’ve taken a very powerful moment in the game and described it in an abstract way.

"As an Englishman, I’ll never forget the Rugby World Cup 2003 Final and it’s been fascinating to spend time with Lawrence and to learn more about the unique challenge of the line out. The combination of power and control required in the line out is something that’s echoed in everything we do at Land Rover."

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