For RWC 2019 Gilbert have once again been tasked by World Rugby to supply the official match ball to the tournament. A great honour. To repay the trust shown in us we have produced a simply stunning design for the official match balls and its replica - without question its the best one yet.
Check out the Gilbert rugby launch video for a little flavour on the thought and inspiration that has gone into designing the latest RWC rugby ball.
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THE BEST RUGBY BALL IN THE WORLD
Rugby World Cup is everything. It is the match, the feel, the union of players, the harmony of supporters, and the unity of a country. The pinnacle in the game of Rugby deserves the absolute best in ball design. Our Rugby World Cup collection brings you the very best.
- The ball is full of subtle detail and intricate nods to the RWC 2019 tournament look and feel, inspired by Japan.
The RWC 2019 tournament look and feel has been developed to reflect this juxtaposition of old and new, using traditional byobu screens which simulate the six sections of a rugby pitch. At the centre of the design, the rising sun conveys Japan at the heart of the rugby world in 2019 whilst the mizuhiki knot, a traditional symbol of Unity in Japan, represents the multiple facets of the rugby world coming together to celebrate the pinnacle of the sport on, and off, the pitch. All of these elements combine to showcase the brand positioning of The World in Union.
- 3 ply backing materials for good shape retention
- Standard grip
- Grippy rubber compound surface
- Hand stitched
- Synthetic latex bladder for excellent air retention