Canterbury announced today that Australian utility back, James O’Connor, 24, has become their latest ambassador.
As part of the agreement, O’Connor will endorse the brand’s comprehensive range of rugby and lifestyle off-field clothing.
The new deal is a result of Canterbury’s dedication and commitment to global representation across the game. O’Connor adds to the brand’s already impressive portfolio of ambassadors which includes England and Leicester Tigers lock Geoff Parling, England and Leeds Rhinos Kevin Sinfield, ex-England 7s captain Rob Vickerman and former England Rugby World Cup winner, Will Greenwood.
O’Connor made his debut for Western Force in 2008, aged 18, making him at the time the youngest-ever Super Rugby debutant. He went on to make his debut for the Wallabies the same year and to date has made 44 appearances for his country.
At the end of 2013 he signed a contract with Heineken Cup holders Toulon for the 2014/15 season.
Canterbury ambassador, James O’Connor said: “I’m delighted to become an ambassador for Canterbury, a brand that is so committed to the game I love. It’s such an exciting time for the game in Europe with the next Rugby World Cup on the horizon.”
Canterbury CEO, Chris Stephenson, said: “James is entering an exciting and important phase in his career as he joins the European elite at Toulon. He is an incredible talent, which will hopefully see him back on the world stage in England next year. I very much look forward to James joining our family and wish him all the success”