6 Aug 2011

Rugby-themed sculpture unveiled

7:15 am on 6 August 2011

A sculpture for the Rugby World Cup created by Sir Richard Taylor's Weta Workshop has been installed in central Wellington.

The $350,000 sculpture, commissioned by Wellington City Council, was lifted into position by crane overnight behind Civic Square.

The council says the sculpture symbolises Wellington's geographical position where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean in Cook Strait.

It also depicts rugby players contesting a lineout.

The site will now be landscaped, and then opened in a formal ceremony later this month.