RFL match officials and XBlades are the perfect fit
Referees and touch-judges will be even more sure-footed in 2013 after XBlades Sports were appointed as the official boot supplier of the RFL Match Officials.
The 12-month partnership will see Super League match officials and Championships referees wear the world-leading XBlades rugby boots, which are already sported by many top Rugby League players, including England stars Sam Tomkins, Zak Hardaker and Josh Charnley.
RFL Match Officials Director Stuart Cummings said: “All our referees and touch-judges strive to be the best they can be and XBlades will allow all our officials to maximise their performance.
“The fitness levels of Rugby League match officials have never been higher and the technological advantages that XBlades convey will play an important part in maintaining that proud reputation.”
XBlades National Operations Director Dave Wild said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be the official footwear supplier of the RFL Match Officials.
“XBlades has prided itself on its innovative technology and design, making it a market leader for bladed sole rugby boots and a substantial competitor for major international brands.
“Designed primarily for injury protection, comfort and playing longevity, XBlades continues to design and manufacture revolutionary footwear that is worn by many world class rugby league, rugby union, AFL and football players.”