England Look Set To Drop Canterbury For A Very Surprising New Kit Supplier
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England have reportedly agreed a very surprising new kit deal for after the 2020 Six Nations that will see them end their long association with Canterbury. New Zealand-founded Canterbury have held the rights since 2012 and currently provide kit the likes of Ireland, USA, Canada and Georgia.
According to MailOnline, in a shock move – England have agreed a £5 million per year deal with Umbro, who are renowned for being a brand associated with football and have not been involved with rugby for more than a decade.
The report says they have even outbid adidas for the deal, who already have a deal in place to provide trainers for the national team.
Umbro are most famous for providing kit to the England football team before Nike took over in 2012. In the past, they’ve provided rugby kits for the likes of Ireland and Scotland but it has been a very long time since we’ve seen them in rugby.