As Rio looms large we take a look at the Olympic Games’ newest addition, Rugby Sevens, how Team GB has prepared and how their opponents shape up. After a 92 year absence rugby has returned to the Olympic Games, however it is the first time that the shorter form of the game has ever been played on the greatest sporting stage. Rugby 15s was played … Continue reading #RugbyReady Part 2: Are Team GB #RugbyReady to challenge for medals in Rio?
In the first installment of the #rugbyready blog series I will be taking you through the astonishing turn of events that brought English rugby back from world cup embarrassment, to Aussie domination. After a stunning 44-40 triumph in Sydney on Saturday, England find themselves on a ten game unbeaten run (nine under Jones), which has seen a drastic change in fortune over the last eight … Continue reading #RugbyReady Volume 1: How Eddie Jones turned England from 8th place also-rans to record-breaking champions.
The brand Canterbury are Rugby’s most prominent brand. Beginning as the dream of three British ex-pats living in New Zealand. Their love for their adopted homeland lead them to pay tribute to the beautiful area they lived in, by naming their company after it and so, Canterbury was born. As Canterbury’s reputation began to grow and grow, the first world war broke out. The armies of … Continue reading How Canterbury could be the perfect brand for your school, club or college…
The origins of Gilbert can be dated back to the early 19th Century, when William Gilbert (1799-1877) worked as boot and shoe maker to Rugby School. He worked from a small shop on the High Street, which was acquired by Grays and turned into a sport shop; he was already supplying balls to Rugby School before the game of Rugby had been invented! By 1851 … Continue reading A brand and product review of Gilbert Rugby