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Gilbert England Rugby Vintage Leather Rugby Ball 1871


Gilbert England Rugby Vintage Leather Ball 1871

Marked by tradition and pageantry for the game, the England National Rugby Union Team is one of the most storied international clubs in the world. Dating all the way back to 1871, this club has amounted numerous championships that display their tradition of excellence. Winners of 28 outright Six Nation Championships, 13 Grand Slam titles, 25 Triple Crowns, and one Rugby World Cup.

The English National Rugby Union Team is arguably the most dominant team Europe has ever seen. No matter if a viewer is sitting among the thousands at Twickenham Stadium singing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', or viewing from the television at home, the legacy of the English squad is evident to all.

A wonderful rugby memorabilia that makes a great decorative piece for any lover of the game.


  • Leather
  • Officially licensed by the RFU
  • Premium Leather ball embossed with team logo and year of formation 1871
  • Color: Black
  • By Gilbert Rugby, original rugby ball manufacturer

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1. In order to get the needle into the ball, dampen the needle with water.

2. The valve for the ball is situated in the main panel, but on the match balls the valve is hidden in the seam.

3. Make sure there is enough space for the needle to go all the way in without touching the facing inside wall of the ball. Not doing this may puncture the ball from the inside. Hold the neck of the valve with two fingers. Pinch it, wet the needle and slide it in.

4. It also helps to grip the entry point from underneath to make sure the needle goes all the way in.

5.The most mentioned problem when inflating balls is that the needle isn’t inserted into the bladder. If you hear air escaping, you haven’t put the needle all the way into the bladder of the ball.


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