RODD & Gunn are passionate about sports and the communities they support – strength and endurance are values that ring true to Rodd & Gunn as a brand.
They have enjoyed a long association with sports that reflect New Zealand’s rich cultural heritage, including polo, ocean racing, and rugby union.
Rodd & Gunn proudly sponsored Team New Zealand, winners of the 2013 Youth Americas Cup. They have also dressed the legendary All Blacks and New Zealand’s 2012 Olympic Team.
According to legend, the sport of rugby was born in 1823 at Rugby School in Warwickshire when schoolboy William Webb Ellis, with a fine disregard for the rules of football, took the ball in his arms and ran with it. The ball in question was a Gilbert, made by William Gilbert, and the name has been synonymous with rugby ever since.
For 200-years, generations of rugby players have relied on the quality and precision of Rugby-based Gilbert rugby balls to stay on the pitch. Now this unbroken heritage extends into an exclusive clothing collaboration that includes nostalgic printed sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, trousers, and jackets! With sporting history at the heart of the collection, each piece is thoughtfully designed and exceptionally crafted.
From recycled wool coats woven in Italy to men’s quarter zip knits and rugby jerseys, this collection is designed for everyday wear. From Italian denim jeans, stadium scarves and the coolest patched kicks. Gilbert maintains a sense of casual sophistication, boasting well-fitting pieces, staple prints, and accessories to match.
Visit www.roddandgunn.com/uk for further details.
The Observer is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a £250 Rodd & Gunn gift card.
To enter simply tell us the name of the Rugby schoolboy credited with inventing rugby when he picked up the ball and ran with it in 1823.
Email your answer – one entry per email address – to [email protected]. The winner will be the first correct entry selected after the closing date which is noon on March 16.