Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood took the Webb Ellis Cup on a trip down the Jubilee line on Monday, just days before the World Cup kicks off.

The trophy has travelled across UK and Ireland over the past 94 days as part of the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, including a stop in Brent.

Wembley Park and Redlees Park in Isleworth have also hosted the trophy during its lengthy jaunt up and down the country ahead of the opening match on Friday at Twickenham.

Its journey, however, served as a reminder to commuters that transport services between central London and the venues will be busier than usual before and after matches.

One million spectators are expected in London during the six-week tournament.

Said Greenwood: “It was fantastic to take the Webb Ellis Cup on the London Underground. London’s commuters were really surprised to see this stunning trophy and, I hope, excited to realise Rugby World Cup 2015 is just around the corner.”

Between Friday September 18 and Saturday October 31, there will be 17 matches across three London venues - Stratford, Wembley and Twickenham.

The Rugby World Cup gets underway at Twickenham when England face Fiji

Tube and rail users in the south west of London are advised to plan their journeys ahead and avoid traveling during the busiest times.

Passengers and road users not attending the matches are advised to, where possible, avoid these venues when games are taking place and plan their journeys at

Residents in areas around the venues have been spoken to by Transport for London (TfL).

Steve Griffiths, chief operating officer of London Underground, said: “London is really getting into the Rugby World Cup spirit now, and the capital will be a fantastic place to be over the six week tournament.

“Clearly, on match days, parts of the transport network will be busier than normal. That’s why we’re advising Londoners to plan ahead so they can get around easily whether or not they are watching the tournament.”

In another initiative to build excitement for Rugby World Cup 2015, TfL and broadcaster ITV today launched a partnership to deliver live rugby news and updates at London Underground and DLR station platforms and entrances throughout the tournament.

The deal also provides revenue to TfL that will be reinvested in improving the transport network, it said.