Gilbert extends Sanzar sponsorship deal

Rugby equipment manufacturer Gilbert has extended its long-term partnership with Sanzar, the umbrella organisation for rugby union in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Under the extended deal, Gilbert will retain its role as the exclusive ball supplier to the Super Rugby southern hemisphere club competition that features teams under the Sanzar umbrella.

To mark the extended agreement, Gilbert will launch a new range of Super Rugby match ball designs for the 2014 season.

Gilbert has supported Super Rugby since its inception in 1996.

The length of the new deal was not disclosed.