Rugby clubs in Lichfield and Burntwood have been given a helping hand to keep the 2015 World Cup legacy alive.
Each club in Staffordshire has been given 20 free Gilbert replica and competing nation balls by the RFU.
Burntwood and Lichfield were among the first clubs to receive theirs at a recent presentation.
Steve Grainger, the RFU’s rugby development director, said “The country is still abuzz with rugby fever following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with more and more people taking up and returning to our great game.
“We are committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy and ensuring the appetite for rugby continues to grow.
“This is one way that we can reward our clubs and players at the heart of rugby, giving back to those that are championing the sport and opening up opportunities to get more people playing.
“We hope these replica balls will inspire players and clubs to continue their great work.”