Official RWC 2019 Match Ball
Gilbert are proud to have been chosen as the official ball supplier for Rugby World Cup 2019. Between 20th September and 2nd November 2019, the world’s 20 best rugby playing nations will compete in Japan for rugby’s ultimate prize. This is the first time a RWC has been hosted in Asia and the tournament is sure to be bigger and better than ever.
The official match ball for RWC this year has been made to combine the traditional Japanese patterns with a contemporary rugby twist to form the ultimate match ball, a perfect piece of memorabilia to support the biggest rugby competition of the year.
The fractal spiral pattern across the ball ends with the polygonal representation of the sun on either end of the ball, ensuring players have a key point of colour reference when rotating the ball. It also consists of strikingly coloured geometric shapes that stand out well against the white ball. Within the event mark and at both ends of the ball is the iconic RWC feature which highlights Japan as the host nation and their fundamental involvement in the competition.
The new hypernova grip along with the G-XV rubber compound surface on the ball ensures players have full trust in the ball at all times for enhanced surface area contact when handling the ball. The co-polymer ‘air-loc’ bladder ensures the ball will remain inflated for maximum amount of time.
The RWC 2019 Official Match Ball is hand stitched and pre-kicked so ready to use straight out of the box. If you are after a match ball to play like the pro’s this year and support the ultimate rugby competition of 2019, the RWC 2019 Official Match Ball is perfect for you.
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