Australian sporting goods manufacturer Steeden has been unveiled as the official match ball of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Steeden will serve as the ball and training equipment partner of the tournament, which will be co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from October 27 to December 2.
Steeden’s official match ball will also be used at the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, which runs from November 16 to December 2 in Australia.
In addition to supplying match and training balls for the two tournaments, Steeden will provide each team with a range of its equipment.
In other news, personal care brand Schick has been announced as the official grooming partner of both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
The logos of the brand’s Schick Hydro and Schick Hydro Silk products will feature on two panels of the official match and training balls provided by Steeden as part of the agreement.