Canterbury – New Zealand

02/06/2016
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1 Year to go – The British & Irish Lions Tour New Zealand

On Friday June 3rd 2016 the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand will be 1 year from kicking off when they play their opening game of the tour, against the NZ Barbarians in Whangarei. Canterbury are proud to be the official kit supplier to the British and Irish Lions including the replica jersey and full merchandise range for Men, Women and Kids available to buy online and in stores from October 2016. The Lions: Past Triumphs When 21 rugby players from England, Scotland and Wales departed British shores... Read More

16/11/2015

#BackInblack – Vodafone Warriors launch 2016 NRL Team Range

After what was a difficult and largely unlucky season for the Vodafone Warriors with injuries to arguably their best players coming at a time when they performing well and fighting for the play-off’s, the new 2016 season offers a lot of excitement and anticipation with new blood in and old favourites ready to take on the challenge. With the onset of a new season comes the much anticipated new team kit and this year we’ve gone #BackToBlack to remember the core essence of the Vodafone Warriors. For they home and... Read More

05/11/2015

The BLACKCAPS Prepare for Their Australia Tour

The New Zealand cricket team landed in Australia last Tuesday with a big task on their plates; to beat Australia in the three Test series which includes the world’s first day/night Test in Adelaide. And despite some setbacks in their preparations, the BLACKCAPS are quietly confident they will get the job done for New Zealand.

02/11/2015

Workout Wear: What’s in for Summer

  Spring is in full effect, and with the weather heating up, it’s the perfect time to take your workout outdoors. Exercising outside is a welcome change from the gym but it takes a different kind of wardrobe. Here are some style tips to make sure you look cool while heating up during your workouts this summer. For women Fun Colours   Vibrant, fun colours are a definite must this summer. Colours like purple, neon, teal and salmon provide an energetic and exciting vibe to a summer exercise outfit. Stripes... Read More

02/11/2015

Rugby World Cup Final – Australia vs. New Zealand

In a match that provided a fitting farewell to an amazing tournament, New Zealand triumphed over Australia to become world champions and the first team in the tournament’s history to retain the Webb Ellis trophy. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the All Blacks and the Wallabies put up a fight worthy of a tournament final. The All Blacks certainly got off to a good start and had the better of the running in the first half, where some key errors from players in green and gold will have... Read More

27/10/2015

7 Records Broken at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Tournament

The 2015 Rugby World Cup has been one of the greatest in the tournament’s history. This version of the world cup has showcased emerging nations going toe to toe with their more established counterparts with a tough, competitive brand of rugby showcasing everything that’s good about the international game. And it’s also been an historic tournament, where many long-standing rugby records have been convincingly broken. From attendance figures to historic upsets, this has definitely been a tournament of surprises. As the 2015 Rugby World Cup draws to a close we... Read More

23/10/2015

THE HEAVIEST TEAMS IN THE RWC 2015

Weights of the RWC teams It’s well known that rugby players today are much bigger and heavier than their forebears, but just how big are some the today’s players and how heavy are the top teams. Here’s a look at the combined weights of the players in the twenty sides competing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup (based on the original 31-man squads). As you’ll see the average weight per player is just shy of 100 kg, but there is still room for the little guy with a couple of... Read More

22/10/2015

IT COULD HAVE BEEN A FAIRY-TALE

IT COULD HAVE BEEN A FAIRY-TALE: AUSTRALIA VS SCOTLAND It should have been a training run, but it turned out to be the fright of their lives as the Wallabies scored a narrow win over Scotland in the quarter-finals at Twickenham. Australia started well, with Ashley-Cooper scoring first, but Foley missed the conversion and that marked a sign of things to come. Scotland came back with a try by Horne, which Laidlaw converted. The Wallabies then struggled and it was only when Mitchell scored 10 minutes from halftime that they... Read More

22/10/2015

AN EGGCHASER IN CARDIFF

AN EGGCHASER IN CARDIFF: IRELAND V ARGENTINA A Canterbury inspired Ireland v Argentina Rugby World Cup match experience by Phil Largan of the Eggchasers Rugby Podcast What a weekend of rugby. Four absolutely sensational Rugby World Cup games, each brilliant in a very different way. The brutal Springboks bulldozing the Welsh; the clinical All Blacks carving-up the French; the shaken Wallabies scraping past a sensational Scotland; and an outstanding Argentina outplaying Ireland. Going into the weekend I felt that Ireland were the Northern Hemisphere’s best hope of representation in the... Read More

22/10/2015

THE ALL BLACKS LAY DOWN A MARKER

THE ALL BLACKS LAY DOWN A MARKER: NEW ZEALAND VS FRANCE. 62 points in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final. That’s how the All Blacks reminded the rest of the rugby world that they will not have their grip on the Webb Ellis trophy dislodged so easily. In beating France 62-13, the All Blacks put in the most complete performance of any team in the World Cup to date. They might have looked off-colour at times in the pool stages, but showed here that they’ve clearly been keeping their powder dry... Read More