Earlier this year, Canterbury announced that they had secured a long term partnership to become the official England kit partner to the Rugby Football Union. The four year agreement starts from September 2012 and extends through the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted about this new partnership with Canterbury. The brand is recognised by players and fans alike and its heritage in rugby is unrivaled. The excellent quality of playing apparel Canterbury is famed for will also ensure the England teams have the best technical kit available to assist them on and off the pitch. This new exciting partnership will allow the Rugby Football Union to further invest in the game.”
Barrington Sports will be one of the selected retailers to sell the full England Rugby range from the expected launch date in the second half of September. This is on top of stocking other replica rugby kits, including another new Canterbury scalp, the mighty Sale Sharks. Barrington Sports will be one of the only rugby specialists in the North West, which will stock the Sale Sharks home jersey and off pitch wear both in store and online.