The International Rugby Board has confirmed GILBERT as the exclusive Official Ball Supplier for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007.
It will be the fourth consecutive Tournament that RWCL has used GILBERT rugby balls for what is now one of the world’s largest sporting tournaments. Commenting on the extension of the partnership, IRB Rugby World Cup Commercial Director Huw Morgan stated,“The IRB continues to enjoy a successful relationship with GILBERT not only at the highest level but across the full range of IRB age group, sevens and women’s tournaments as well as invaluable assistance with the IRB development programme. GILBERT’s ongoing significant commitment to ball development greatly impressed us and of course the GILBERT ball is widely used by teams, coaches and players around the world.“
Continued Morgan; “The IRB also took into account GILBERT’s excellent service record and it’s comprehensive commercial plan for Rugby World Cup 2007.We firmly believe that we have chosen the best ball available for the Tournament and it will feature an exclusive new look that has been specifically designed to incorporate elements of the distinctive Rugby World Cup logo.”
GILBERT’s Sales and Marketing Director Richard Gray stated, “Everyone at GILBERT is tremendously excited at being awarded this contract. GILBERT has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the IRB at every level since 1995, from Rugby World Cup to the IRB development programmes. This contract is a further endorsement of the entire GILBERT team’s commitment to Rugby and we are all very proud of the achieveme