Review Of The Mitre Grid Rugby Training Ball

Mitre Grid Rugby Ball
Mitre Are Well Known For Footballs So How Good Are Their Rugby Balls?

Having worked with Mitre for a few years we were in a good position to review the Grid Rugby Training Ball. The Mitre brand is better known for producing high quality footballs and are less known for their rugby balls. In the past though, Mitre had the contract to supply the Italian RFU with match balls and these were seen in the early days of the 6 Nations Championship. Over the last few years, it appears that Mitre have taken a step back on pushing their rugby balls, as the parent company also own the Canterbury brand.

Tell Me About The Mitre Grid Rugby Ball

Our review of the Mitre Grid rugby training ball, found that it is relatively popular in schools across the UK. The Grid ball is available in size 3, 4 and 5 and is often referred to as a ‘budget’ ball. It has a 3 ply construction so compares favourably with other brands rugby training balls. Similarly, it has a standard type of grip and offers a fair amount of grip to the player.

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The colour scheme is a tad dull in my opinion and could do with a new colour way that makes better use of the graphics. Since our review, schools have commented to me on the Mitre Grid Training Rugby ball. They suggest that they are very durable and reliable through the winter, which is valuable feedback.

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What Do Mitre Say About The Grid Rugby Ball?

The following information is collated from the Mitre website and various other sources

  • Great value rugby ball
  • Available in size 3, 4 and 5
  • Fluo yellow/green colour scheme
  • Made with natural rubber compound surface
  • 3 Ply vulcanised lining
  • Deep pimple emboss grip
  • Suitable for all weather conditions



Mitre Grid Rugby Training Ball

rrp £11.00
7.9

Durability

8.0/10

Visibility/Graphics

7.4/10

Value For Money

8.2/10

Control/Handling

8.0/10

Pros

  • Training Ball
  • Size 3, 4 and 5
  • Pimple grip surface
  • 3 Ply construction
  • Mitre's best selling training rugby ball

Cons

  • 1 colour option

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