(Los Angeles, CA)

Canterbury North America is proud to announce a new sponsorship agreement with the Pacific Rugby Premiership.

Canterbury is the world’s leading rugby brand, supporting rugby across the globe from grassroots to the professional game, making them the ideal choice as kit and apparel sponsors for this newly formed competition.  The synergies between Canterbury and the Premiership are a perfect fit as both entities are driven by quality performance, raising awareness of the sport and igniting the competitive standard and reach of rugby and its potential in the US.

Robbie Flynn, Director of Canterbury’s North American office comments “The athletic talent in this country provides a phenomenal opportunity for rugby to grow from. The PRP (Pacific Rugby Premiership) represents a unique depth and platform for that talent to compete and showcase rugby as it gains momentum in the States.  We see this partnership as an opportunity to support and grow an aspirational level of rugby in the US and look forward to getting behind the competition.”

Commercial Director of the Pacific Rugby Premiership, Siôn Williams added "We are delighted to be partnering with such an iconic brand as Canterbury.  The wealth of knowledge and expertise they bring will be invaluable as we seek to take domestic rugby to the next level in the US.  Our shared vision for the growth of the game meant that this was a natural partnership for both parties, and we are excited to be working with such a great organization.”

About Canterbury

From the New Zealand roots in 1904 to the global sporting stage, we make the finest rugby gear in the world.  Canterbury utilize their heritage and expertise within rugby to challenge sporting boundaries and realize the latest technological advancements for on-field kit. Canterbury is an athletes’ brand dedicated to rugby around the globe and is proud to manufacture kit for several of the world’s high profile teams including England Rugby and USA Rugby.

Canterbury can be found at all top rugby stores in the US and Canada. For more information about our product and how to get it, contact 1.855.GO.RUGBY.

About Pacific Rugby Premiership

The Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) is the newly established competition for the highest caliber of rugby in the USA. Comprising of seven teams from cities across the western region, we represent over 100 years of rugby heritage. The development of the PRP marks the next phase in elevating US Rugby to a truly national and international platform.

In its inaugural year, the Pacific Rugby Premiership will consist of 43 matches, with teams playing each other both home and away over a 14 week period. The top two teams from the regular season will then compete for the Premiership title on May 17th, making this the longest competitive playing season for premiere rugby teams in the USA.