XBlades is proud to announce that Welsh International and Ospreys rugby star Richard Hibbard joins XBlades.
Richard Hibbard, the 29 year old Ospreys hooker, is the latest rugby star to join XBlades UK’s talented line-up of players to proudly wear the renowned boots on the pitch, joining names such as Gloucester & Fiji Flanker Akapusi Qera, Northampton Saints Winger Jamie Elliot, Saracens & England Flanker Mouritz Botha and Wales player and London Welsh fly-half Gavin Henson.
Born in Neath, south Wales, Hibbard made his name playing for local clubs Aberavon FC and Swansea before joining the Ospreys in 2004. He made his Wales international debut against Argentina during Wales’ 2006 Summer Tour and has been a regularly featured player ever since. Today Hibbard has been announced as one of the members of Warren Gatland’s 37-strong squad for the British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia this summer, a great achievement which will see him join the long list of legendary players to be given this honour.
Richard Hibbard’s signing as the newest XBlades Player is a mark of the incredible success that the brand has seen since entering the UK market.Already one of the biggest makers of rugby boots in Australia, the sponsorship of world class players like Hibbard has cemented XBlades place as one of the professional rugby world’s premier choices for footwear. Featuring innovative technology and design, XBlades are the perfect choice for both professional and non-professional rugby players, available in a great range of styles and colours.
XBlades UK look forward to working with Richard Hibbard over the coming years and following his progress with the Ospreys and Wales as well as the upcoming Lions Tour.