About Rugby Ball Light

A sleek design and quality construction ensure this is the only light endorsed by rugby’s biggest brands.

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Designing the perfect rugby gift

Designed in Twickenham, the home of England Rugby, the Rugby Ball Light is an exclusive rugby ball-shaped lamp that brings a passion for the greatest game to life.

What started life as a centrepiece for hospitality areas in Twickenham has become the ultimate sporting gift for rugby fans, young and old.

Designed as a replica of the iconic Gilbert Rugby ball used by international rugby players, Rugby Ball Light features a 4-piece construction that duplicates the structure of a full-size rugby ball and reflects the ellipse trim colours and team logo of your favourite rugby team.

Perfect for an office, den or bedroom; for reading, working or as a night light — Rugby Ball Light is an eye-catching addition to any room whether on or off.

Our partnerships with the national unions and Gilbert Rugby ensure our light is an officially licenced product trusted by rugby’s biggest brands.

Design precision

Precision tooling for an authentic appearance.

Exceptional quality

Constructed with premium materials.

Ultimate rugby gift

Official RFU & Gilbert Rugby licensed product.

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About Rugby Ball Light
About Rugby Ball Light
Steve Hicks - The Rugby Ball Light Designer

Creating the perfect Rugby Gift

I am a huge rugby fan. I watch every World Cup game and never miss a 6 nations match, whoever’s playing, but I can’t play anymore. Even at school, I only played a little 7s. I was the wrong shape for rugby: a real matchstick man. We were really lucky that the office was virtually in the shadow of Twickenham and the Stoop, so we had live rugby available whenever we needed a fix. Having relocated, we don’t have that luxury anymore, but the local club is just across the fields.

A few years ago, we were asked to create a table centre for hospitality areas at Twickenham. We came up with the idea of the Light. Originally it was much simpler and powered by a battery. After a couple of events, the client came back and asked us to manufacture more lights, as some had been taken by guests as souvenirs. It was then we realised that the Light would be a great piece of rugby memorabilia – the perfect rugby gift.

I’ve always wanted to create a glass version of the lamp, and when the RFU’s 150th anniversary came along, it seemed a great opportunity to bring this idea to life. We wanted the lamp to reflect the heritage of the occasion, so we partnered with some remarkable businesses to create the different elements. The glass is from Dartington Crystal, the world-renowned handmade glass manufacturer, and the bases are hand-turned by a 3rd generation wood turner in the Sussex countryside. The 150th lamp is a limited edition of 150, a real collector’s piece. There are still a few available, though. We are working on a crystal version of the iconic Gilbert design too. We like to call it the ultimate rugby gift.

We partnered with the industry leader in personalised sports balls. It seemed an obvious collaboration, personalise your Rugby Ball Light. Both the England Rugby and Original version of the Rugby Ball Light can be personalised with text. This added touch makes a unique rugby gift for friends, family and teammates, even for yourself!

We are always willing to talk about customised products but remember, professional and national teams require licensing agreements to use their logos, so we can’t produce these until we have signed a contract with a team.

We have plans for complementary products, but we’ll keep those close to our chest for the time being. In the short term, we hope to continue to work with Gilbert and expand our range to include more teams.

We’d like to continue to grow or range. We are now official providers for 5 national unions. We’d like to partner with any teams, home nations, other international teams, and clubs, both professional and amateur, perhaps even sponsors too.

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