What Rugby Kit does my child need?

If your child has just taken up rugby and you’re not quite sure what they’ll need don’t worry, we’re here to help! Check out our top 10 kit recommendations. A kit bag – Your child will need a bag with lots of compartments so everything can be accessed easily. A padded adjustable strap will make it easier for them (or you!) to carry. A water-resistant compartment is great to separate muddy boots and kit away from clean kit, to save you on unnecessary washing and cleaning. Check out our Vaposhield... Read More

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What’s the difference between a Test Jersey, Pro Jersey and Classic Jersey?

Rugby jerseys are all the same, right?Wrong. Whether you’re training hard in the gym, making tackles on the field or taking a well-earned rest day, there’s so many options to explore when it comes to choosing a rugby jersey. Canterbury’s Test, Pro and Classic fit jerseys each offer distinct benefits for different needs, with different materials, collars, technology and style. They might look similar (that’s the point) but look a little deeper and there are some big differences. So how do you choose which one is right for you? Here’s... Read More

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Story of a Canterbury Ireland Jersey How do you feel when you put on an Irish rugby jersey? When Ireland go to Japan to compete in the 2019 Rugby World Cup this autumn, they will carry with them the weight of their nation. As kit supplier to the squad, we want the team to feel strong, confident and proud to be representing their country on the world stage, and it’s our job to make sure they feel that support, but don’t feel overwhelmed by the pressure. “They need a jersey... Read More


The Best Rugby Boots For Your Position

Here at Canterbury, we happen to think that rugby is the best game there is. That’s why we’ve been studying, playing, working at and even improving the game for more than a century. That’s why we don’t make boots for any other sport. When it comes to our footwear, we concentrate on making the best rugby boots available, and the best rugby boots for your position in the game. We know the game of rugby inside out and from top to bottom, so we know all about the demands of... Read More



It was a day to remember for 100 students thanks to Canterbury and England Rugby.   100 All Schools children had a special day out at Twickenham Stadium, appearing on the pitch before kick-off at the RBS 6 Nations England v Ireland match on Saturday February 27th.   Each child proudly represented their school as part of the All Schools programme, an England Rugby initiative to get more state secondary schools playing rugby. Each child wore a bespoke rugby shirt which was designed by a group of pupils from their... Read More



We’ve celebrated our 110 year anniversary by reflecting on the most iconic moments of our history as we are announced as the Official Sportswear Supplier for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. With 110 years of rugby expertise, the Canterbury team has continued to push the boundaries of innovation since birth in 1904, when three committed Englishmen teamed up to make woolen socks tough enough to last in the wild Kiwi landscape. Below are a few hand-picked moments from the past and present that sum up a jam-packed 110 years and... Read More


The Best Rugby Boots for Props & Front Row

Strong. Explosive. Immovable. If you’re in the Front row, your team is relying on you to drive the line forward. In the past, front row boots have been cumbersome and aesthetically displeasing. Everyone can remember the dark days of front row boots that seemed to weigh 10kg and came half way up your calf. Physically, front row forwards probably have the most robust physique of all the positions, and this should be represented in the footwear they use. But being robust doesn’t mean heavy, over engineered and clumsy, the mistake some... Read More


The best rugby boots for Wingers

Fast. Explosive. Dynamic. Sometimes you might need to pass, kick or make a tackle, but priority is speed, speed and more speed. If you’re a Winger, your team is relying on you to be fast with an eye for the try line. So, what should you look for in your rugby boots?   Structure – You need to be confident in your rugby boots. Confident that they’ll hold when you’re pushing off or side-stepping. You should always choose boots with a strong structure. Boots without a solid structure may not... Read More