- Mitsubishi to sponsor England U18/20 from next season
- Car company will also sponsor Exeter sevens this summer
The Rugby Football Union have announced a new partnership with Mitsubishi Motors who will become the official partner of England Rugby from the start of the 2016/17 season.
The Mitsubishi logo will appear on the front of the England Under 18 and U20 shirts and will also sponsor the Exeter leg of the European Grand Prix Sevens Series at Sandy Park in July this year.
“We are thrilled to confirm Mitsubishi Motors as an official partner of the RFU,” said RFU chief executive, Ian Ritchie.
“As a globally recognised brand with strong heritage in innovation and high quality performance, Mitsubishi Motors is a great fit for the RFU.
“We look forward to the exciting initiatives that we will work on together throughout the partnership.”
The Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series 2016 is a three-leg series comprising tournaments in Moscow and Gdynia, after which the winning team will be crowned European champions.
For 2016 only, England and Wales will be replaced by two teams from Great Britain who will use the series as part of their final preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this Summer.
Lance Bradley, managing director at Mitsubishi Motors UK, added: “It’s not only great news for us, but for our dealer network, our customers, and all rugby followers.
“The ethos and values of the game align perfectly with our own and the partnership announcement comes as a natural development of the work we are doing, and have already done to support some of the UK’s leading rugby clubs and players.”