Archive

2012

19/12/2012

Calendar Girls! Players from Sligo Ladies Rugby Team Strip Off For Calendar To Raise Money For Local Hospice

Ruth Feeney from Sligo ladies team contacted Canterbury to see if  we would help spread the word of the charity calendar they recently stripped off for and with it being for such a good cause we just couldn’t refuse. The calendar is for the North West Hospice in Sligo, Ireland, which is dedicated to helping people with life limiting illness improve their quality of life and find relief from symptoms, pain and stress. Ruth said; “The calendar is in aid of a local charity here in Sligo called the North... Read More

19/12/2012

CHRISTMAS AND EASTER ‘BUDDY’ UP AT SALE SHARKS FOR MATCH BUDDIES

It’s Christmas and Easter down at Sale Sharks!  Well, actually it’s Sale Sharks season ticket holder Martin Christmas, pictured with Sharks flanker Mark Easter. Mark Easter and Martin Christmas have come together to promote the new Canterbury Match Buddies initiative recently announced by Canterbury, the world’s most recognised rugby brand and official kit supplier to Sale Sharks and England rugby. Canterbury Match Buddies is the pairing of disabled and non-disabled rugby supporters with a shared passion for the sport, coming together as matchday companions. The project is being launched in... Read More

19/12/2012

Is Carlin Isles of USA Eagles the fastest rugby player in the world?

Everybody is talking about him and he is trending on social media sites worldwide. The question on everyone’s lips is; Is Carlin Isles of USA Eagles the fastest rugby player in the world? He is within the top 36 sprinters in the USA with a 100m PB of 10.13 seconds in 2012, but now he has swapped athletics for Rugby 7s. Check out this video of some of his best bits and decide for yourself!  

07/12/2012

Look Who Joined The England Rugby Lineup at Twickenham with Canterbury – England v All Blacks – 01.12.12

Well what an amazing last Saturday at our ‘Join The Lineup’ fan stand at Twickenham, not only did we get through a record amount of photos in our booth but what can we say about that result, don’t think any of us saw that coming did we? Congratulations England on the historic win over the All Blacks! Our Canterbury interactive 3D photo booth once again took pride of place outside Twickenham, giving rugby fans the chance to join the England Rugby lineup. The activity is part of Canterbury’s ‘England Is... Read More

06/12/2012

Hitchin Hedgehogs spend the evening with their England Rugby Heroes

Back in November we ran a competition for one lucky grassroots rugby team to spend an exclusive evening with their England Rugby Heroes at the team training camp, Pennyhill Park by telling us why they should win. That lucky team was Hitchin Hedgehogs RFC who won as a result of their competition entry from member Andy Lockley; “A plumber, telephone engineer, gas man, bouncer, vet, solicitor, writer, Para, decorator, policeman and a pub landlord. None of the Hitchin Hedgehog RFC lads will ever play for England, but we’d love an... Read More

06/12/2012

Exclusive: Geoff Parling opens up about the Autumn Internationals

A mixture of emotions were felt in that Autumn series – frustration, elation, anger and happiness. We were so pleased to win that final game against the All Blacks. After incredibly frustrating defeats, where we thought we were the better team and should have won, it was important to finish the series on a high. People before the game had written us off, I was even asked by the press if we would approach the game by just ‘going out there and giving it a go’. We always believed we... Read More

30/11/2012

Look Who Joined The England Rugby Lineup at Twickenham with Canterbury – England v South Africa – 24.11.12

What another great Saturday we’ve just had, albeit very wet, it certainly didn’t stop the hardcore rugby fans! Our Canterbury interactive 3D photo booth once again took pride of place outside Twickenham, giving rugby fans the chance to join the England Rugby lineup. The activity is part of Canterbury’s ‘England Is All’ campaign, featuring photos of the entire England rugby family – players, community officers, staff etc. – shot by renowned photographer David Bailey. Visitors to our experience get to star in their very own David Bailey photo by mingling... Read More

28/11/2012

Bryan Habana takes over @CanterburyNZ Twitter in #HabanaChat

Last Thursday, Springbok legend and Canterbury brand ambassador Bryan Habana took over our very own Twitter feed and gave fans the chance to ask him questions during #HabanaChat Hundreds tweeted their questions and if he could have Bryan would have answered every single one but here are a selection of the best ones, enjoy! Strawberry or Raspberry jam ? BH: definitely strawberry!!! What’s your personal best 40m time? BH: 4.68s What can you bench? BH: 1 rep max best of 170kg Did you beat PBHS when you were in KES? BH: Sadly No… @johnsmit123 and @oscarpistorius... Read More

28/11/2012

RAF Rugby Union launch new Canterbury kit to mark the start of a four year partnership

The RAF Rugby Union unveiled a brand new Canterbury rugby jersey at Twickenham on Saturday, prior to England’s QBE International test match against South Africa, to mark the start of a four year partnership between the world’s leading rugby brand and the Royal Air Force Rugby Union. As England prepared to host the Springboks, the RAF Rugby Union, made up of serving RAF members, modeled the new strip outside the home of English rugby. The new jersey keeps the traditional RAF cronulla blue with traces of maroon that has long... Read More

23/11/2012

RAF Rugby Union to unveil new Canterbury jersey

The RAF Rugby Union will unveil a brand new Canterbury rugby jersey at Twickenham this Saturday ahead of England’s QBE International test match against South Africa, to mark the start of a four year partnership between the world’s leading rugby brand and the Royal Air Force Rugby Union. As England prepare to host the Springboks on 24th November, the RAF Rugby Union, made up of serving RAF members, will model the new strip outside the home of English rugby. The new jersey keeps the traditional RAF cronulla blue with traces... Read More

23/11/2012

England Legends Launch Canterbury’s ‘1871’ Collection at Twickenham

Last Saturday at Twickenham not only saw the clash between England and Australia but also saw the official launch of Canterbury’s Limited Edition, 1871 collection. The launch was held in Twickenham’s South Stand store, with a little help from Canterbury brand ambassador Will Greenwood and his sidekick Austin Healey. As fans started to arrive for a little pre-match shopping the comedy duo, who could be the next Ant and Dec, were on hand to serve and assist customers with their purchases whilst modelling some of the new collection. As if... Read More

21/11/2012

Look Who Joined The England Rugby Lineup at Twickenham with Canterbury – England v Australia – 17.11.12

What another great Saturday we’ve just had! Our Canterbury interactive 3D photo booth once again took pride of place outside Twickenham, giving rugby fans the chance to join the England Rugby lineup. The activity is part of Canterbury’s ‘England Is All’ campaign, featuring photos of the entire England rugby family – players, community officers, staff etc. – shot by renowned photographer David Bailey. Visitors to our experience get to star in their very own David Bailey photo by mingling amongst cut-outs of players shot by Bailey. And they did, in... Read More