Grand Final 2015: Fans can swap their old rugby ball for a new one

IN AN unusual twist tomorrow, Super League title sponsors First Utility are staging a unique ‘Grand Final Ball Amnesty’.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 9th October 2015, 5:21 pm
Ball Amnesty.
Ball Amnesty.

Ahead of the sold-out Leeds Rhinos against Wigan Warriors decider at Old Trafford, fans have the chance to trade in their old, worn-out rugby ball and receive a brand new official First Utility Super League version in exchange.

Supporters are assured they will not have to sit through the showpiece match laden with their merchandise as First Utility will deliver it to them at a later date.

Fans wanting to take advantage of the offer are asked to visit the FanZone outside the North Stand from 3pm until 6pm tomorrow and turn in their old rugby ball for a new, official ball, supplied by Rhino.

“The 2015 First Utility Super League Grand Final is going to be one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar,” said First Utility head of marketing Paul Cable.

“A sold-out Old Trafford will provide an incredible atmosphere as two of the best teams in the country go head-to-head.

“This Ball amnesty is a great way for First Utility to help support the grassroots of the sport, giving anyone who wants to practice like the professionals a chance to get their hands on the official, RFL-standard, First Utility Super League Ball.”

For more information, head to and @FirstUtilitySL on twitter.