November 5: Gilbert Awarded RWC Ball Contract

Posted: November 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

The rugby ball is the focal point of all rugby matches and the history of rugby balls is a long one but on this day in rugby history in 2009 Gilbert was given the contract to provide the rugby balls for the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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“Gilbert is a brand that is synonymous with Rugby World Cup, having supplied balls for the tournament since 1995, and Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) is delighted to be extending the relationship with a partner that has proven to be both a strong supporter of the tournament and the world leader in Rugby ball performance,” said RWCL Chairman Bernard Lapasset.

The UK based company was responsible for the match, training and replica balls for Rugby’s global showcase event.