Gilbert Rugby named Official Match Ball and Licensee of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series

Gilbert Rugby, the world’s leading rugby ball manufacturer, has announced a new licensing partnership with the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series.

The new agreement sees Gilbert become the Official Match Ball and Licensee of the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series, exclusively producing a range of balls in celebration of the Lions Series in South Africa, available for purchase through Gilbert’s unrivalled network of global distribution.

 Gilbert, rugby’s original brand having been producing balls since the game started in 1823, have been a partner of SA Rugby for over 20 years, including the last two Lions Tours to South Africa, in 2009 and 1997.

All Lions Series matches will use the renowned Sirius match ball, as used successfully throughout the Springboks’ famous Rugby World Cup 2019 triumph, with a limited number of official match balls also available for rugby collectors to purchase from next month – register your interest below:

Castle Lager Lions Series 2021 – Match Ball | Replica

The Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup – Match Ball | Replica

About Gilbert Rugby
Gilbert Rugby is the world’s longest serving rugby brand having served the rugby world since 1823 and remains a UK family run business at the heart of the game today; trusted by the global rugby family to provide the best innovative products and support to enable players to perform to their full potential. For more information visit

Issued by SA Rugby Communications