Date posted: 13/03/2013

GILBERT is proud to announce the signing of Rabodirect Rebels player, Hugh Pyle, as a GILBERT brand ambassador. Hugh has firmly established himself as the first choice lock for the Melbourne Rebels since joining the franchise in its inception year. Last season Hugh was appointed Vice Captain of the Rebels which demonstrates the high regard he is held in by both the club and his teammates alike.

Hugh has previously been part of the Qantas Wallabies training squad and hopes to claim a spot in the final squad for the much anticipated British & Irish Lions Tour in June.

“We are thrilled to have Hugh on board as a brand ambassador for GILBERT. Hugh has proven himself to be a dynamic and uncompromising player on the field for the Rebels over the past two seasons and we look forward to seeing Hugh’s career progress in what will be a huge year for rugby.” said Jon Clarke, GILBERT Brand Manager.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a brand such as GILBERT which is synonymous with Rugby around the world.” said Hugh.

Hugh joins current GILBERT ambassadors Berrick Barnes, Liam Gill, Pek Cowan, Nathan Charles, Thierry Dusautoir, Todd Clever and Tom Palmer.

Hugh Pyle
DOB: 21/09/1988
Country: Australia
Height: 201cm
Weight: 117kg
Position: Lock
Super Rugby Caps: 28

For further information please contact Jon Clarke, GILBERT Brand Manager jonclarke@gnsports.com