Gilbert already supplying balls to Rugby School when William Webb Ellis first picked up and ran with the ball and the game of Rugby Football began. These early balls were larger and rounder than today's.
George Robson rises high to win lineout ball. Aviva Premiership match, between Bath and Harlequins on April 2011 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. Photo by Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images Full set of photos from this match