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Gilbert extends partnership with Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby has extended its long-standing partnership with Gilbert Rugby as its official ball supplier.

The new deal will continue Gilbert’s association with the governing body, which covers the Scotland national team and professional clubs such as Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors.

Gilbert has also been the exclusive supplier of balls to six consecutive Rugby World Cups and the majority of major unions and tournaments worldwide.

Gilbert sales and marketing director, Richard Gray, said: “The length of this new agreement really demonstrates the strength of our existing partnership throughout all levels of Scottish Rugby and cements our place as the preferred ball in Scotland. By committing to a long-term future together, Gilbert looks forward to making a real difference to the development of rugby in Scotland.”

Dominic McKay, the Scottish Rugby chief operating officer, said they are delighted to renew the partnership with a global brand that “is undoubtedly the world’s premier rugby ball manufacturer.”

“We look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship over the coming seasons and would like to thank Gilbert for their enduring support at all levels of rugby in Scotland,” McKay said.