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Rugby World Cup Flashback

A sport renowned for its raw power and relentless determination finds its perfect match in Pullum Sports

Rugby World Cup 2015 Gym Equipment by Pullum

Just as rugby players push their limits on the field, Pullum empowers athletes and fitness enthusiasts to unleash their full potential in the gym. With unrivalled strength and conditioning equipment that's designed to last, Pullum stands side by side with rugby, embodying the same spirit of resilience, tenacity and unwavering commitment to excellence. Together, rugby and Pullum forge a powerful alliance that is propelling athletes to new heights of performance and transforming ordinary workouts into elite level achievements.

With the 2023 Rugby World Cup now on the horizon, it reminds us of the excitement we experienced during the event in 2015, taking place in England and Wales from 18 September to 31 October. The competition is one of the world’s largest sporting events behind the summer Olympics and football World Cup.

Powering the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Pullum Sports played a pivotal role in the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2015), specifically in managing the supply and rollout of gym equipment for the training venues. Pullum’s capacity to provide world class products, service and support during the whole event meant our involvement encompassed delivering and collecting over 100 tonnes of equipment from 38 different sites, racking up 13,000 miles on the Pullum van clock within just 8 weeks!

Cobham Rugby World Cup 2015

Seamless Logistics: Pullum Sports Role in Equipping Training Venues

The project presented a considerable logistical challenge but Pullum demonstrated exceptional organisational skills and efficiency by overseeing installations in various locations across the country. From bustling cities like Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Swansea and Brighton to Plymouth, their dedicated installation teams went above and beyond the call of duty, working tirelessly they often completed up to 4 site installs in a single day. The magnitude of the operation was most evident at the largest venues, seamlessly delivering Eleiko platforms, racks, benches and their world renowned bars and discs. In addition to all this Eleiko equipment, Pullum also provided their own essential equipment such as Leg Press and Glute/Ham benches, Keiser Bikes, Concept rowers, Inotec gym machines, and Intenza treadmills.

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Pullum Sports' commitment to excellence and their ability to handle such complex logistics ensured that the training venues were equipped to meet the rigorous demands of Rugby's biggest event. Their dedication and expertise were instrumental in creating a conducive environment for the athletes to excel and prepare for their matches.

Not only was the equipment met with enthusiasm by the teams, but the event organisers also lauded Pullum's exceptional service and support. Pullum Sports takes immense pride in its contribution to the Rugby World Cup, grateful for the opportunity to have played a pivotal role in enhancing the training venues for this momentous event.

Eleiko Dumbbells from Pullum Sports
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Commercial Success and Sporting Triumph

RWC 2015 was also a major success, both commercially and in sporting terms, with the dominant All Blacks from New Zealand securing their place in history by defending the title. Over 2.47 million tickets were sold for the competition’s 48 matches, generating receipts of GBP 250 million. The final was watched on TV by 120 million people worldwide, with the sport gaining a major breakthrough in new countries such as Japan, where 25 million followed their team’s clash with Samoa.

Now, as we eagerly await the commencement of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, it's time for you to experience the power of Pullum Sports first hand. Explore our range of robust strength and conditioning equipment, designed to unlock your full potential and deliver outstanding results. Whether you're a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast, equip yourself with the same quality kit that fuels success.

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