Canterbury Official Supplier To RWC2019 & World Rugby

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6 June 2018

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Canterbury as the official sports apparel supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019 and World Rugby. The two-year deal encompasses Rugby World Cup 2019, the World Rugby U20 Championship, elite 15s and sevens match officials and World Rugby technical official apparel.

Under the deal, brokered by World Rugby's master licensee IMG, Canterbury will develop unique co-branded technical sports apparel collections for Rugby World Cup 2019, with the first official licensed merchandise going on sale from September in Japan and by the end of the year for the rest of the world.

The announcement extends Canterbury’s association with Rugby World Cup to three tournaments and builds on the partnership as the official apparel supplier to World Rugby's elite 15s and sevens match officials.

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Canterbury as sports apparel supplier for Rugby World Cup and World Rugby. World Rugby and Canterbury enjoy a successful Rugby World Cup relationship that stretches back to 2011, and we look forward to jointly developing a range of performance wear for our match officials, technical staff and a great range of merchandise for fans.”

Simon Rowe, head of sports marketing, Canterbury, said: “Canterbury’s vision to be the number one brand in rugby means we are extremely proud to extend the successful partnership with World Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2019. The road to Japan 2019 is an exciting time for Canterbury as we

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