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July 31, 2008

Glasgow turn to Canterbury

Posted by Editor on July 31, 2008 12:36 PM | 13 comments | Print | E-mail author
Glasgow Warriors today departed for their pre-season training camp in France today with new kit in their bags having signed a new deal with the world’s leading rugby sportswear manufacturer, Canterbury of New Zealand.

Prior to the team’s departure, Glasgow and Scotland international Dan Parks joined summer signing Mark McMillan for the unveiling of the new home and alternative jerseys. The deal will see the Warriors wear Canterbury of New Zealand playing and training kit until at least the end of the 2011/12 season.

Glasgow Warriors Chief Executive, Ian Riddoch, told glasgowwarriors.org: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure Canterbury of New Zealand as our kit and apparel partner for the next four seasons.

“When we were looking at possible kit suppliers for Glasgow Warriors the vast majority of players, staff and supporters I spoke to said that they would love it if Canterbury of New Zealand were our supplier. We have now been able to deliver their wish and secure a world class sports brand with all its technical expertise, knowledge of rugby and outstanding reputation.

“I think the new kit looks great on the players and I’m sure it’ll be a big hit with all our supporters.”

Mostyn Thomas, Marketing Director for Canterbury of New Zealand, commented: “The deal with Glasgow Warriors brings together two brands that are looking to use technology and innovation in order to gain every available competitive edge on the field as well as demonstrating Canterbury’s continued commitment to Scottish rugby with a long term deal already in place with the National side.

“We look forward to working with the Warriors over the coming seasons and hope the partnership can prove to be successful both on and off the field.”

Riddoch added: “Following on from our previous communication announcing the extension of our deal with main sponsor Flogas, I welcome this investment in Glasgow Warriors from Canterbury of New Zealand. I’m confident that this positive news will encourage more businesses and organisations to get behind professional rugby in Scotland.”

You can see photos of the new kit at glasgowwarriors.org

Posted by gonesouth on July 31, 2008 01:48 PM | Reply to this comment

Let's hope they bring out the less clingy version for ex props!

Posted by Big Blue on July 31, 2008 05:27 PM | Reply to this comment

I suspect your good lady will not have it on her shopping list when it comes to your Xmas present!

Posted by jimc on July 31, 2008 03:53 PM | Reply to this comment

...and hopefully a collar????

Posted by Muzzer_mc on July 31, 2008 04:55 PM | Reply to this comment

Just seen the new Strips on the Offical Warriors site.

I really Wish Canterbery would use differnt Styles for different Teams. They don't look that bad, But Its basicly the Scotland/Ireland/South Africa/Austrilia/Portugal etc etc Strip in a different Colour. There starting to all look the same.

Posted by billyidol on July 31, 2008 06:10 PM | Reply to this comment

Looks damn good, I really like the new Canterbury style. I am assuming the home strip is the one Dan is wearing?

Posted by Ember on August 1, 2008 09:39 AM | Reply to this comment

It's looks more navy than black.

Posted by ballinj on August 1, 2008 05:29 PM | Reply to this comment

Don't like the Scotland strip and not sure I like the Glasgow one either.

Still think the best strip was the one 5 years ago with the black body and light blue sleeves, when we were still sponsered by highland spring.

Posted by Andy Fairbairn on August 1, 2008 07:47 PM | Reply to this comment

Quite liked those ones, in fact I have the change shirt as well - white with navy trim.

The one right before that was ok as well. Not so much the home one which was blue/black quarters but the change jersey of sky blue body with navy sleeves captured the traditional Glasgow district colours quite well.

Posted by shrewdobserver on August 2, 2008 08:07 AM | Reply to this comment

If my memory serves me right, the 'traditional' Glasgow district colours as worn by such as Gordon Brown, Ian McLauchlan et al, was in fact ALL WHITE - not practical but certainly more traditional than the ones we are seeing now. And anyway the jersey nowadays has nothng to do with tradition, it's all about a marketable product!

Posted by Phall on August 2, 2008 08:41 AM | Reply to this comment

The strip that Glasgow won the 1989 District Championship in was Navy, White and Pale blue. I have aways liked those colours.

Posted by FJ! on August 1, 2008 10:16 PM | Reply to this comment

Sorry but this is not a good look for retired props or female supporters!! It doesn't even look good on DP or Mark McMillan - those wavy lines are not kind! Will have to stick with the Scotland On Sunday shirt.

Posted by billyidol on August 1, 2008 11:16 PM | Reply to this comment

Oh I'm not sure about that at all. Tight tops should be compulsory for females... ;-)

Posted by sunday5 on August 2, 2008 08:46 PM | Reply to this comment

I quite like the new shirts, I'll be buying one anyway and it also has the added bonus of looking enough like the scotland shirt to wear with your Kilt to Murrayfield! Bargain.

I just really, REALLY hope they don't have the rubbish rubbery stuff across the shoulders that comes away in great swathes the first time you wash it...

My advice would be to keep your receipt!

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