Canterbury

The 2011 BUCS Final

Canterbury of New Zealand are proud to present footage from this year’s BUCS final between Durham and UWIC presented by Will Greenwood. A great game for all involved and Will’s presence and commentary supporting his old team, Durham, set’s a thrilling pre match build up. In one of the most closely contested finals to date, UWIC had the advantage at half time leading Durham 12- 23 at the interval. The second half told a different story, with Durham showing fighting spirit, grit and determination to put in a match winning... Read More

Victory for the Western Wildcats

Canterbury would like to congratulate the Western Wildcats Hockey team after their emphatic display to win the Scottish cup. Their hugely successful cup run has seen them overcome a number of teams including Stepps, Watsonians, Menzieshill before beating Kelburne in a closely contested final. The Wildcats will be looking to add to their recent success when they travel to Rome to represent Scotland in the Euro hockey club champion’s trophy later this month. As teamwear suppliers to the Wildcats, Canterbury would like to wish the team the best of luck... Read More

United Nations Assembly – New York

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon is currently in New York where he is alongside the Rugby World Cup Trophy, the Web Ellis Cup. Meeting with ambassadors from 20 of the participating nations, the Secretary was presented with a USA Eagles shirt this morning as ambassadors posed with the trophy. USA Eagle team captains, Mike Petri and Todd Clever were on hand to represent their team with International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman, Bernard Lapasset and CEO Mike Miller also in attendance to help the Eagles kick off their Road... Read More

Heather Small confirmed to join forces with London Wasps in their annual charity St George’s Day Game at Twickenham on 23rd April

London Wasps have today confirmed that British soul singer Heather Small will be part of their annual St George’s Day Game against Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stadium on Easter Saturday 23rd April.   The singer is best known for her signature song “Proud” which was a hit record around the world in 2000, as well as other favourites from her time in the band M People including “Search for a Hero”. Following last year’s hugely successful event which attracted more than 60,000 fans, the St George’s Day Game will once again... Read More

Charity Abseil – The total so far…

Following weeks of preparation and fundraising from the team at the Ben Lei’a Charity UK, Canterbury of New Zealand’s CEO Chris Stephenson took to the abseil ropes on Sunday (March 20th) to take part in an abseil down St Guys Hospital Tower to help raise money and generate support for the charity.  Along with participants from various walks of life, including ex rugby players, journalists and the guys behind the charity, the teams set about raising a huge sum of money, £10,000 and counting, as the last groups to abseil... Read More

Clothing sponsorship of the Tag Rugby Association in South Africa

As the clothing sponsor to SA Rugby, Canterbury are extremely proud to be associated with Tag Rugby and look forward to assisting the Association in growing the game in South Africa from the Grassroots level up. Tag Rugby is a fun and innovative way of introducing children and adults to rugby in a fun and safe manner. All players wear a belt around their waist with 2 ribbons hanging down from the belt, one ribbon on each hip. To make a tackle the defender has to remove a ribbon when... Read More

School of Hard Knocks Returns Tonight

Episode 3 of School of Hard Knocks is on tonight on Sky 1 (10.30gmt). Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell get angry with some of the players’ attitudes, so they take thm on a brutal team building exercise in the mountains of Wales! Check out a clip from the show here!

10/03/2011

WIN a Limited Edition Canterbury t-shirt signed by the All Blacks

Renowned Rugby brand Canterbury of New Zealand are lending their support, profile and CEO, to a very worthy cause this March. Working with the members of the Ben Leia charity UK, Canterbury’s CEO Chris Stephenson is taking part in a charity abseil arranged by the UK’s charity supporters to raise money for Ben who was a very promising rugby player, training with the Marist Club in Samoa and being selected for the Manu Samoa youth squad. Whilst training for a forthcoming tour of New Zealand with the Marist team, Ben... Read More

02/03/2011

School of Hard Knocks Returns

The new season of School of Hard Knocks began last night on Sky and didn’t we enjoy it.  Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell set out to teach a group of underprivileged young men from Croydon both respect and discipline.  Make sure you don’t miss the gruelling training session with World Heavyweight champion David Haye.   Click below to see some of the best bits… School of Hard Knocks

14/02/2011

Springbok Sevens claim USA title in Vegas

This valentines weekend witnessed the South African Sevens rugby team capture their first HSBC Sevens World Series tournament title of the season.  Their dominant 24-14 victory over Fiji in the final took place in the early hours of Monday morning (UK time) as spectators saw a dazzling first half display with three tries from the Springbok Sevens. If you managed to catch any of the tournament featured on Sky Sports 2 over the weekend, you will have seen the red and blue Canterbury ball designed specifically for the event as... Read More

07/02/2011

Canterbury Announce Will Greenwood as Brand Ambassador

Renowned rugby sportswear supplier Canterbury of New Zealand are pleased to announce their new brand Ambassador, former England rugby star Will Greenwood, who has signed a deal with Canterbury to become an additional face of their brand for 2011.  Will boasts over 9 years experience at international rugby level and has been brought on board by Canterbury to work with them in a variety of capacities including global promotion of the brand. Chris Stephenson, Canterbury Chief Executive commented, “Will epitomises all that is good about the game of rugby and... Read More

04/02/2011

Official Sponsor to USA Sevens Rugby Tournament

Canterbury of New Zealand are proud to announce their role as the official apparel and equipment supplier for the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament.  This is the first time that Canterbury rugby balls will be used in an international rugby event of this scale.  In addition, the 2011 USA Sevens tournament will be the first of its kind televised live on the National Broadcast Network in the USA.  Already the official kit supplier to the USA Eagles national team, Canterbury will now provide match balls for all games at the event... Read More