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Military XV

MilitaryXV proved to be a very popular one and there were some great suggestions – nice work guys. Bad luck if your pun didn’t make the final team sheet, the line-up is as follows: Coach: Stuart Lancaster Bomber 1. Charge of the Julian White Brigade 2. Sinking of the Bismarck Du Plessis 3. John Smit-fire 4. Nathan behind enemy Hines 5. Alun who dares Wyn’s Jones 6. Sarge Betsen 7. Steffon Army-tage 8. Imanol Harrier Nordoquy 9. Morgan Parra-chute 10. Ronan O’Gara-son 11. Dan Lugar 12. Jerry-can Guscott 13. Will Green-beret-wood... Read More

07/06/2012

DUNC Attempt Longest Ever Netball Match

  Durham University Netball Club have taken on the mammoth task of playing a 72 hour long fundraising netball match in order to break the Guinness world record for the longest ever netball match. 50% of the money raised will go to Help for Heroes and 25% will be donated to Team Durham’s Zambia project (a non-governmental funded project based upon sport development in Zambia). The final 25% will go to DUNC to secure the future of the club for the next three years as they face challenging times ahead... Read More

06/06/2012

Canterbury Signs Five Year Kit Deal with Sale Sharks

  Canterbury, the world’s largest dedicated rugby brand, today announced that it has secured a long term partnership to become the official kit supplier to the Sale Sharks. The five-year deal brings together Canterbury’s hundred plus years of experience in producing the finest and sturdiest rugby kits and one of the oldest clubs in English rugby union, the Sale Sharks’ history spanning back to 1861. The new deal will see Canterbury gaining full apparel rights with the Sharks, who gained rugby Premiership success in the 2005/06 season and are set... Read More

01/06/2012

Sun Shines on Successful Lathallan School Rugby Sevens Tournament

  Hundreds of people from Tayside, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Deeside and further afield came to Lathallan School, Johnshaven for its second Rugby Sevens event on Saturday 28th April 2012. Teams ranging from Moray to Fife competed in three age groups; P7s, Under 16s and Under 18s. Scottish Rugby Internationals, Stuart Hogg, Rob Harley and Duncan Weir, and Glasgow Warriors Pete Murchie and Calum Forrester attended and presented the prizes. Nigel Don MSP and SRU Board Member Ed Crozier enjoyed the day along with Sir Moir Lockhead, Chairman of Scottish Rugby... Read More

31/05/2012

The Bingham Cup heads to Manchester

  This weekend Manchester will play host to the The Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament or the Bingham Cup for short, a gay international rugby union tournament held every two years since 2002. It is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby and is one of the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournaments in the sporting calendar. The tournament is named after gay rugby player Mark Kendall who sadly died on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11th. Mark had played in the tournaments predecessor held in Washington DC... Read More

30/05/2012

WIN the chance to train at Twickenham with Super Skills Travel

  Canterbury are giving away 2 places to the Super Skills Travel Training Day at Twickenham for 5-16 year olds on Sunday 10th June 2012. A unique opportunity for children to experience the magic of playing at Twickenham and to train with England legends such as Will Greenwood, maybe it’s enough to inspire future England players to go the extra mile, certainly an experience never to be forgotten. To enter visit http://www.facebook.com/canterbury and like our Super Skills Twickenham Training day post…simple! Super Skills Travel Training Day – Highlights Quotes regarding the... Read More

EurovisionXV – The Teamsheet!

  We’re still chuckling about Will Greenwood’s latest video (see below if you haven’t yet) but in the meantime here’s this weeks UltimateXV (Eurovision theme). Well done to all the entries and sorry if you haven’t made the teamsheet: 1. Jaco Engels-bert Humperdinck 2. Sean Bucks-Fizz-Patrick 3. Keith Jed-Woods 4. Alexander Rybak-kies Botha 5. Simon Sandie Shaw 6. Cliff Richard Hill 7. Katrina and the Wavell Wakefield 8. Celine Dion O’ Cuinneagain 9. Gareth Jedwards 10. Dana Carter International 11. Kenny Wogan 12. ‘Rikki’ Flutey 13. Casey Lulu-lala 14. Bryan... Read More

22/05/2012

Will Greenwood & the Grassless Tour of Rome

Following our extremely successful ‘A Day in the Life of Will Greenwood’ back in 2010 we thought it was about time we brought you another dose of the man himself. Will grew up in Italy in the mid 70’s whilst his dad, Dick Greenwood played for Rugby Roma. Now playing for the Vets team at Olney RFC, they decided to go on tour and where better than his old stomping ground of Rome. Will couldn’t resist but to tag along and of course Canterbury were there as well to capture... Read More

Go behind the scenes with the RAF Spitfires, Rugby 7s Team & the BBMF

  Canterbury are proud kit sponsors of the RAF Spitfires, a rugby 7’s team made up of serving RAF members. On Monday 28th May 2012 the team will be modeling their latest Canterbury kit by taking part in a photo shoot at RAF Coningsby with the aircraft of the BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and you could be there!  Canterbury are giving two lucky fans, along with one friend, the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the photo shoot and meet the RAF Spitfires Rugby 7s team and get... Read More

Magic XV Teamsheet!

  MagicXV Teamsheet! We’re breaking the mould slightly this week as the front row is compiled entirely of hookers – all three were so good we couldn’t decide! This week’s prize, though, goes to Nick Kibble on Twitter because we loved his suggestion of Ian ‘Debbie McGee’chan! Nick, if you email marketing@canterbury.com you can be the proud owner of either a Leinster T-shirt (if you’re a fan) or a Canterbury logo T.   Coach: Sir Ian ‘Debbie McGee’chan Sean Fitz-magic-trick Olivier Alak-Azam Huw-dini Bennett Wand Dooley Richie ‘Gandalf the’ Gray... Read More

17/05/2012

RAF Sevens Charity Tournament

  RAF SEVENS CHARITY TOURNAMENT IN OXFORD – 26 MAY 2012 The RAF Spitfires Rugby Sevens Team, who are sponsored by Canterbury, have organised a new Invitational Rugby 7s Charity Tournament, to be held on the 26th May 2012 at Oxford University RFC’s historic Iffley Road grounds. The one-day tournament will feature 12 International and UK-based rugby teams, with proceeds distributed to three RAF chosen charities. The impressive lineup will feature the RAF Spitfires, international sides such as Wales, Afghanistan, UWIC and Indian Side Rugby Uncle, as well as the infamous university... Read More

Political XV Teamsheet

  Well done if your pun made the teamsheet – the final line-up is: Coach: Nick Ballot Forwards Coach: Dorian West-minster 1. Census Johnston 2. Mark ‘Ronald’ Regan 3. Dan Cole-ition Governement 4. Courtney Lords 5. Bakkies Voter 6. Victor Veto 7. Neil Backbencher 8. Tim Black Rod-bearer 9. Nick Farr-right-Jones 10. Rory ‘Nick’ Clegg 11. MP Pietersen 12. Sonny Parliament Bill Williams 13. Chris Mayor 14. Tory Underwood 15. Comrade Jantjies Congratulations to Jack Heeney for his suggestion of Dan Cole-ition, for which he wins a Canterbury hoody Jack,... Read More