Li­ons re­new con­tract with Gil­bert

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THE Golden Li­ons Rugby Union has put its faith in his­tory and longevity by re­new­ing its con­tract with the old­est rugby foot­ball com­pany in the world. In 1823 a Gil­bert Ball was used in the very first game of the code and 194 years later they are still go­ing strong. Gil­bert re­mains the rugby ball of choice in South Africa and for vir­tu­ally ev­ery in­ter­na­tional team and tour­na­ment world­wide. In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Gil­bert said that it had ex­tended its agree­ment with Saru last year – and now a year later it has done the same with the Golden Li­ons Rugby Union for a fur­ther five years.

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