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Munster Rugby and Gilbert Rugby extend partnership

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on August 26 , 2014

Munster Rugby has extended its partnership with Gilbert Rugby for a further 3 seasons. Expanding its breadth of support for the game in Munster, Gilbert have now added rugby equipment supply to its designation as the Official and Exclusive Ball Supplier and Licensee of Munster Rugby.

With the relationship now stretching to over 10 years, Gilbert have recently created the online Gilbert Munster Store which gives clubs, colleges and schools in Munster access to Gilbert Rugby products at competitive pricing.

As the World’s leading rugby ball, Gilbert Rugby balls and equipment will continue to be used by players at all levels of the game from those starting their rugby journey at school to members of the Munster and Ireland rugby teams. The new agreement will see Gilbert supply a plethora of balls and equipment to the club for direct use in community and development programmes across Munster, assisting with the growth of rugby in the area.

Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: “Munster are delighted to renew our association with Gilbert Rugby for a further three years. Gilbert have long been recognised as the industry leaders in the production of rugby equipment and we were keen to ensure that we can share in their expertise as we plan for the seasons ahead on the pitch. Gilbert’s new club initiative is also very welcome as it sees our clubs gaining additional savings which is very welcome in challenging times”

Richard Gray, Sales and Marketing Director of Gilbert Rugby added “Gilbert are delighted that we are continuing our relationship with Munster Rugby, such an iconic team in world rugby. This announcement coupled with our recent extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union further enhances our relationship and brand positioning across Ireland. We are also delighted to support the Munster community and development programmes which will see Gilbert used by all rugby players across the province.”

Notes to editors:
About Munster Rugby 
Munster Rugby is one of 4 provincial rugby teams in Ireland. The team represents the IRFU Munster Branch, which is one of four primary branches of the IRFU, and is responsible for and supports participants and fans of rugby union throughout the geographical Irish province of Munster.
For all the latest news and content you can keep up to date with all Munster Rugby news on and @munsterrugby 
Munster Rugby affiliated clubs, colleges and schools can also access Gilbert Rugby products on

About Gilbert Rugby:
Gilbert have been making equipment for Rugby since the beginning of the game in 1823 and now, still based in England, are the Official Rugby Ball supplier to Rugby World Cup 2015 and to almost every major Rugby Union and competition worldwide. Gilbert’s highly regarded product range now extends from balls to Clothing, boots, equipment and body armour.
More info on and @gilbert_rugby





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