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DHL Express U.S. is partnering with Play Rugby USA to give one lucky child a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of rugby history by delivering an Official Match Ball in person at Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan!

The Prize

In addition to the honor of delivering the official ball at USA v France match on October 2, 2019, the grand prize winner will receive:

  • Complimentary airfare and accommodations in Japan for themselves and a parent or legal guardian.
  • A Rugby World Cup 2019™ DHL merchandise kit, including a uniform and DHL rugby ball.
  • An official Match Ball delivery photo as memento.

How to Enter

We are looking for a child (must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 8 and 15) who exemplifies our #DHLGoForward mentality and reflects the values of rugby, both on and off the field. To enter, complete the submission from below and attach a file (in video, graphic or essay form) that demonstrates the child's #DHLGoForward spirit. Entries will be accepted until April 30, 2019.


An individual driven by the #DHLGoFoward Mentality overcomes challenges at home, school or community with a positive attitude. Even when faced with great adversity, this person strives to put in their maximum effort. They do their best.

rugby values

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Exceptional Sportsmanship




Judging criteria

Each applicant's submission will be judged on the following 5 criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Quality
  • Demonstration of #DHLGoForward Mentality
  • Demonstration of Rubgy Values
  • Feel Good Factor