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Gilbert Rugby Match XV Generic Ball

Match XV

The best rugby ball for the elite game, used in Rugby World Cup 2015 and across the globe. Gilbert have been the leading brand in World Rugby, since 1823.

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The reputation of Gilbert to innovate and lead the way in the technical advancement of the rugby all is unparalleled. Throughout its history, Gilbert have monitored, and in many cases anticipated, the direction of development for the game of Rugby Football - it is little wonder then that we have been selected to be the ball of choice to the RWC since 1995.

For each RWC we have pushed the boundaries of ball development - none more so than in developing the new ball for the RWC 2015 - The MATCH-XV.

Above all, Rugby is about having fun - whether you score the winning try in the RWC final or imagine the same with your friends - our 2015 ball range has something for everyone.

The official match ball and exclusive choice of Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, USA and Wales.

Level - Elite
  • Copolymer 'Air-loc' bladder.
  • Multi-Matrix 3D grip.
  • Ellipse Truflight™ valve.
  • G-XV rubber compound surface.
  • Reaction laminate construction.
  • Conforms to World Rugby specifications.
  • Hand stitched.
  • Pre kicked.
  • Copolymer 'Air-loc' bladder - Copolymer bladder, for improved air retention and enhanced energy transfer.
  • Multi-Matrix 3D grip - Star shape, dual height pimples maximise hand contact with the ball and provides ultimate passing and catching control, whilst maintaining kicking distance and accuracy. Performs in all conditions.
  • Ellipse TruflightTM valve - The unique valve shape redistributes weight along the seams of the ball, to improve rotational stability, resulting in greater accuracy.
  • Reaction laminate construction - High quality internal laminations, ensure optimal energy transfer between boot and ball to improve strike consistency.
  • G-XV rubber compound surface.
  • Hand stitched - all balls are stitched by hand in our exclusive factory.
  • Pre kicked - Kicking machines strike the ball repeatedly to remove residual stress. Ready for match play from the first kick.

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