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Canterbury of New Zealand has today been confirmed as the official teamwear partner of The Rugby Players' Association (RPA), signing a new multiyear deal.

The world’s leading rugby brand will supply the RPA with highly functional team clothing for use across a range of different activities within the organisation, while also supporting the RPA's many player welfare initiatives and working closely with players to develop their boot and protection products.

Established in 1904, Canterbury has been involved in rugby for more than 75 years and currently supply kit to numerous high-profile national rugby teams, including the British & Irish Lions, England Rugby and Ireland Rugby, as well as leading clubs such as Leinster, NZ Warriors and Bath Rugby.

Simon Rowe of Canterbury, said: "We’re delighted to be working with the RPA and this new relationship reinforces Canterbury’s commitment to developing the game. We’re excited by the opportunity to work with the players to better understand their needs and enhance their experiences in the game."

RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Canterbury on board as a RPA partner and we are extremely proud to be forming this new relationship with such an iconic rugby brand. We are looking forward to working together to provide ongoing support to our members for years to come.”

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