Canterbury Rugby Union

  • RFU Agree New Kit Deal with Canterbury

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have agreed a long-term partnership with Canterbury to become official kit partner. The four-year agreement will see Canterbury supplying kit to the England Senior, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age grade  teams from this September  to beyond the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The deal  represents the largest kit partnership in the Union’s history,which it says "will allowi continued investment into all levels of the game. No financial details have been release...

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  • Canterbury & Sale Sharks

    Canterbury has announced a five year partnership to become the official kit supplier to the Sale Sharks. Chris Stephenson, CEO of Canterbury said “Sale Sharks remains a potent force within the Premiership. With recent additions to the squad, and a move to a first class stadium, the future of the club looks very exciting. We were extremely keen to work with Steve Diamond and the team at Sale, given their no nonsense road to success, and the sport-crazy audience in the North West allows us to...

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  • Canterbury And Crusaders Invest In MLR Team Seattle Seawolves

    The American MLR competition will be taken more seriously outside the US after New Zealand provincial organisation, Canterbury Rugby Union and their pro-team the Crusaders announced they had taken minority ownership in the Seattle Seawolves. Stuff.co.nz reported that Canterbury and the Crusaders say they will do what they can to help develop players for the Seawolves. The Seattle-based team was formed last year and will kick off its inaugural season in the new North American professional competi...

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  • Canterbury Secures England Contract

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced a long term partnership with Canterbury, to replace American sportswear giant, Nike as their official kit partner. The four year agreement will see Canterbury supplying kit to the England Senior, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age grade representative teams from September 2012 to beyond the Rugby World Cup in 2015. In August 2009, JD Sport's added Canterbury to its portfolio, buying the European arm, which was in administration, for £6.5m and acquir...

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  • RFU Extends Canterbury Contract For Four Years

    The Rugby Football Union has extended its contract with Canterbury as England’s kit supplier for another four years, meaning the deal will run beyond the next Rugby World Cup in 2019. Canterbury, which is also the official sportswear supplier for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will sponsor every England squad across the board and support grassroots Rugby by continuing to partner the RFU’s All Schools campaign. The brand has also been announced as the official partner for the 2016 World Rugby U20...

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  • Penney Announced as Munster Coach

    Munster Rugby have announced that Rob Penney, former head coach of ITM Cup side Canterbury will become their new head coach for the 2012/13 season on a two year contract. The 48 year old has been head coach of Canterbury since 2006, and last season took them to their fourth straight ITM Cup national provincial title. He also has Super Rugby coaching experience with the Crusaders where he was assistant coach in 2005 when they won the Super 12 title and he has maintained his involvement with the...

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  • Canterbury open new London store

    Canterbury of New Zealand have opened a retail store at the new Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, west London. This flagship store, the first in Europe, is an integral part of the company’s global expansion strategy which will enable the brand to build upon its strong retail operation in southern hemisphere markets such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.  In Europe, Canterbury has recorded compound annual growth of 24 per cent over the past three years and they intend to o...

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  • IRFU Confirms Six-Year Canterbury Deal

    The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Canterbury of New Zealand will become the national team’s new kit supplier from the autumn. The sports clothing brand has signed a “multi-million euro” six-year deal that begins on 1 September and lasts until 2020 and the first sighting of the new kit in action will be at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 8 November against South Africa. The announcement is official confirmation of the news brought to you in Running Rugby back in September and...

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  • JD Sells Canterbury to Pentland

    JD Sports have agreed a deal to sell clothing-brand Canterbury to sports and fashion retail group Pentland for £22.7m, 3 years after saving the firm from administration. The sale price was made for a nominal one pound sterling, but Pentland must also take on and service the brand's debts of £22.7m. Pentland is the biggest shareholder in JD Sports with a 57% stake. As such, the agreement must be ratified by a shareholders vote in mid-September. JD Sports acquired the fashion brand ONETruesax...

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  • Canterbury Join Lions for NZ Trip

    Canterbury have been confirmed as the Official Apparel Partner for the British and Irish Lions ahead of their upcoming 2017 tour of New Zealand - ending an 18-year association with adidas. The deal means the manufacturer holds exclusive rights to both the match and training kit alongside a new lifestyle range for the Lions as they prepare for the tour. Canterbury supplied apparel for England, Ireland and Japan during the Rugby World Cup. Adidas announced that they would not be continuing to supp...

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