World Cup Virtuo

Date posted: 28/06/2011

It wouldn't be a World Cup if we didn't have a story about the ball breaking a couple of weeks into the tournament," says Ian Savage, a touch sardonically.

I'm sitting in an office in the East Sussex village of Robertsbridge, talking balls with Gilbert Rugby's chief research and development engineer.  Or inventor for short.  For the fifth time running, it will be a Gilbert ball that the globe's best players will be passing and kicking at the Rugby World Cup, and perhaps cursing if mistakes creep into their game...Please click here for the full article