When viewed from the side, the five handle design also features a coronet effect to reflect the annual crowning of the 'Kings' of European professional club rugby. Among the engraved detail are 20 stars representing the 20 elite clubs participating in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Nineteen stars running along the back handle simultaneously recognises the 19 European Cup winners from Toulouse in 1996 through to RC Toulon in 2014, while the 20th star sitting at the base of the chalice will honour the 20th champion club who will be crowned in London in May 2015 as well as all future winners.
Another detail of note suggests that the annual winners of the European Rugby Champions Cup will be standing on the shoulders of giants. The gold base plinth features engravings of the 10 clubs who have previously lifted European club rugby's premier trophy, starting with four-time champions, Toulouse, and followed by the next most successful clubs.
Represented on the gold base are: Toulouse, Leinster Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Wasps, Munster Rugby, RC Toulon, Bath Rugby, Brive, Northampton Saints and Ulster Rugby.
Material: Sterling silver with 18ct gold plating handles and interior.
Features: Five handle Star Cup design and cornet reflecting crowning of Kings of Europe.
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