When you think about rugby, the chances are you think about Gilbert. That’s because Gilbert is at the heart of the sport and has been since 1823. Gilbert supply the ball to every major rugby competition in the world, from Rugby World Cup, domestic and European tournaments, and to international teams such as England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Put your trust in us to take your child's game to the next level.
RUGBY WORLD CUP
We have had the honour of supplying the match ball to Rugby World Cup for every tournament since 1995. That’s seven tournaments of trust, innovation and performance – culminating in the incredible Sirius match ball designed for RWC2019 in Japan. An iconic design for the most incredible tournament yet
Boots And More
Gilbert is proud of our rugby boot development in the last decade, and had some of the greats of the game in our boots at RWC2019. We have long been trusted in junior rugby to provide high-quality, great value for money boots. Now we have taken that to a new level with our high performance boots.
We also produce elite-level body armour and headguard that allow your to focus on their all important skills that will make them a better rugby players.
GUINNESS PRO 14 REPLICA BALL
NEW PRO 14 Guinness Replica Ball
Gilbert has the largest range of replica product in rugby. From PRO14, to Premiership Rugby, and Champions Cup, we've got it covered. These balls will be perfect for juniors to train with at home or in groups, but we'd recommend training balls and match balls for official situations.
ball size guide
Choosing the perfect rugby ball is important for the progression of your child's game.
If you are unsure of what size rugby ball is right, use our simple size guide to find your ideal rugby ball based on their age.
PEACE OF MIND
Rugby's a tough game, so any reassurance and added confidence you can get from your kit, the better. Our Body Armour and Headguard range is state of the art, and trusted by players from school rugby to the Rugby World Cup. Put your child in our body armour and let them focus on maximising their skills, not avoiding contact.
DRESS LIKE A PRO
Our Pro Clothing Range has taken the rugby world by storm, with it's fantastic combination of performance and style.
Get your child in gear designed to work with the body with Gilbert's finest.
BALL CARE PART 1
Looking after your rugby balls properly will preserve their lifespan and save you money.
Inflation and Air Pressure
All balls should be inflated to the correct pressure of 9.5 psi.
For optimum performance from Gilbert match balls, do not overinflate balls and then reduce the pressure down to 9.5psi – this can cause balls to lose their shape and affect performance. Once a ball has been overinflated, it will never return to its original, intended and optimal shape.
Before use, check the pressure and adjust accordingly as slight variations of ball pressure can occur due to the natural materials used in the bladder and changes in external climate.
We recommend only using the stirrup pump (or another hand pump) to inflate the balls - inflation using a compressor or airline is not recommended as it can lead to over inflation, which can cause the properties of the ball to change.
BALL CARE PART 2
Before each training session or match, you should clean your rugby ball to remove any mud or residue. Do this with a soft cloth, a light detergent and warm water to ensure the grip is kept in its optimum condition for the maximum length of time.
After a wet winters game, your ball needs to be stored in the optimum conditions to prolong its life. This means keeping your ball in a dry environment. Even though the ball is waterproof, if left in a damp setting, tiny amounts of water will accumulate inside and eventually increase the weight of the ball. This will ultimately affect your performance on the field and the ball will not last as long!