Over the past twelve months, you may have noticed a growing trend for rugby players making XBlades their boot of choice when it comes to match day. Already established as one of the most popular brands in the Australia NRL, XBlades has hit the UK shores to great success and are set to tackle the Rugby League World Cup 2013 which gets under way next month.
XBlades have joined forces with the Rugby Football League (RFL) to offer one lucky person the chance of a lifetime to design their own boot. One lucky winner will then have the prestigious honour of seeing them made into a one-off pair as well as receiving 4 free tickets to the Rugby League World Cup Final 2013.
On the other side of the world and XBlades boots have been sported by top players including Lote Tuqiri, Paul Gallen, Robbie Farah and Akuila Uate whereas back in the UK and players from both rugby codes have embraced the brand with the likes of Zak Hardaker, Josh Charnley, Richard Hibbard, Joel Tomkins and Jonny May lacing them up.
One player who has already got in on the act of designing his own boots is Wigan Warriors, Sam Tomkins. Working alongside XBlades, he created his own unique boot with a unique styling and colouring to stand out on the rugby field. Golden Boot Winner, Kevin Sinfield, is also a working alongside the XBlades design team in creating his own pair of boots.
So if you could design your own boot, what would you do? To enter this fantastic competition simply download the XBlades boot template from their website at www.xbladesuk.co.uk and get your creative juices flowing. You can then submit your entry by uploading it via the XBlades website or by posting it to: XBlades, The Showroom, Conyers Road, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 9SU. All entries are required by Friday 27th September 2013.
To help inspire you, take a look at what the professionals have been getting up to in designing their own rugby boots.
Check out Lovell Rugby’s own collection of XBlades Rugby Boots, with a colourful collection to brighten up your play. Choose from the high performance Legend Speed, Legend Elite and Sniper or the striking Wild Thing and Legend Flash to grace the rugby field with.