Gilbert Rugby's latest rugby ball brings together innovation and performance to create the best match ball yet. Introducing the SIRIUS match ball - official match ball of Rugby World Cup 2019.
The Story Behind Sirius
Gilbert Rugby have been producing the RWC Match ball since 1995 and this year is no exception. The RWC 2019 brings together a whole new match ball...
1. New manufacturing technology
2. Consistency and precision
3. Dual height star shaped pimples
The brightest star in the sky
Sirius is visible by the naked eye from both the Southern and Northern hemispheres.
The name therefore represents the coming together of the world’s best rugby players from across the globe.
Binary Star System
Sirius is in fact made from a main sequence star, Sirius A, and a faint dwarf companion, Sirius B.
This is represented by the improved dual-height precision star shaped pimple pattern.
Sirius is the 7th closest star from earth and the Sirius match ball will be Gilbert's 7th iteration of a RWC match ball.