One of the oldest brands in world rugby, Canterbury was founded in 1904 by three English natives in the Canterbury area of New Zealand. Initially, set up to make tough woollen socks the company then went on to make army uniforms during the First World War for the New Zealand and Australian Army's. In 1924 the company was approached to make rugby shirts for the All Blacks tour of Europe. The team embarked on a 5-month tour, winning all 32 matches. The team was nicknamed 'The Invincibles' and Canterburys place in rugby history was cemented.
Canterbury has been an official kit supplier at one point to almost every top tier international rugby nation including - the All Blacks, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Springboks and the Wallabies,
Currently in their replica team kit stable are England, Ireland, Georgia, Japan, Bath and the NSW Waratahs, as well as a host of other clubs and national sides around the world.
These days Canterbury has an excellent reputation for making rugby kit to the highest quality which is both durable and highly functional. Sporting technologies such as Vapodri to help move moisture away from the body and making use of modern athletic cuts on their garments.
On the field, our range of Canterbury rugby boots, head guards, shoulder protection, training wear and leisure clothing should keep any brand enthusiast more than happy.