The SIRIUS match ball has been in development for nearly two years. Throughout prototype testing, technical alterations have been made to improve the precision and accuracy of the ball.
The SIRIUS will be the match ball for RWC 2019 and will be first used in International Matches
hosted by Gilbert sponsored teams from November 2018.
The 7th edition Gilbert Rugby World Cup match ball, SIRIUS takes many of the popular and successful characteristics of the current Match-XV international match ball, with key developments focused on increased handling. Step changes in the design of the grip pattern mean the SIRIUS offers the largest total surface area of any international match ball produced to date. These precision improvements create an exceptional rugby ball with greatly enhanced handling properties, yet one which is still familiar to the players.