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Canterbury SA Shock

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 28 Jan 2009 at 07:07

South Africa’s leading sports kit supplier, Canterbury South Africa, has promised to fulfil all its obligations – despite the shock announcement that the company has applied for liquidation.

Rugby 365 reports that the South African Rugby Union said in a statement that the development comes as a “huge shock”.

The company supplies kit to all the national teams, a number of Super 14 outfits – like the Sharks and Lions – as well as the entire Varsity Cup tournament.

“We were informed today [Tuesday] that Canterbury South Africa has applied for voluntary liquidation,” Andy Marinos, acting MD of SA Rugby (the commercial arm of SARU), said in a statement.

“This has come as a huge shock to us but we have been assured that our team kit requirements will be met.

“We have had discussions with Iqbal Khan – senior executive of Brimstone, the owners of Canterbury South Africa – to get some clarity on the impact this is likely to have on SA Rugby.

“Khan told us that they are in discussions with Canterbury International and he confirmed that they will be able to supply Springbok kit.

“We are now awaiting the outcome of a Canterbury International board meeting that is scheduled for tomorrow [Wednesday].”

However, SA Rugby was not in a position to confirm how this will affect the company’s other obligations – to the Super 14 and Varsity Cup teams.

It is believed that some of the teams in the Varsity Cup tournament, scheduled to get underway on February 2, have yet to receive their kit allocations from the company.

The company is to supply the new Springbok jersey – with the new emblem, a King Protea on the left breast and the Springbok on the right – for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa from May to July this year.


  • 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.09 07:19:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • What the hell??? 🙁

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.09 07:25:17 by wpw Reply
  • This must be quite worrying for the Varsity Cup Teams, Thier comp starts on monday night and they haven’t got their kit yet.

    I suppose the S14 sides would have had their training kit for some time now already but am not sure if the playing kit would have been provided yet.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.09 07:28:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WOAH!

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.09 07:35:41 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 4) : wanna get something off your chest boet???

    I enjoyed my run last night btw!!! 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.09 07:38:35 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Good thing, that’s the spirit. 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.09 07:52:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    So how NB is your ‘breathing rhythm’ while running???

    And when do your carves stop paining/throbbing??? 😥

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.09 07:56:37 by wpw Reply
  • Great…now the Sharks and Boks can switch to adidas… 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.09 07:59:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    Okay my calves never pain unless I am running in sand or soft tartan. I strike with my heel first when running so my quads are the ones that pain.

    They ache everytime after I have done a hard session and the day after is not so bad, it is the day after that that is the worst. 🙂

    As for rythm of breathing, as you get fitter you will stop panting like a dog. Don’t confuse panting like a dog with getting warmed up though. 🙂

    I have a little routine that I used to follow when still racing actively and do before I ref everygame. It came about after walking up a few flights of stairs originally and feeling out of breath after just a few flights of stairs even though I was superfit at that stage.

    My body (as do all of ours I’m sure) has a stage where it is just getting warmed up and the heart has to try and catch up unless you warm up VERY gradually. So what I do before an event is do my muscle stretching and once I am happy, I do a few increased intensity running exercises (10 meter run, 25m run) JUST to get my heart racing and close enough to the event to enable me to stop and let my heart recover without cooling down.

    Then when I do whatever the event is there is none of that outofbreath after 60sec syndrome before you get into a naturla breathing pattern again.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.09 08:10:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) :

    Maybe more than you asked for. 🙂

    But ALWAYS stretch BEFORE AND AFTER training. It WILL bite you in the ARSE when you get older.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.09 08:11:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) :

    That makes so much sense…

    I have been stretching BEFORE i run and not afterward.

    I also noticed that I am only warmed up once I am nearly at the end of my run/walk. 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.01.09 08:16:57 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 11) : That is something i was thinking about when talking to Klempie and him trying to get his time down.

    It is that old “tweede asem” thing we all used to hear as kids (If you were a Dutchie, I am not sure what you souties call it 😉 ) get OVER that racing heart bit before you do your run. Specially if it is just a short run.

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.01.09 08:22:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • There will be more such companies going down – rspecially if they provide non-essential goods.

    However, Canterbury is applying for voluntary liquidation, so there is a greater amount of protection for creditors, like the unions.

    @wpw (Comment 5) :
    Aaah, that explains the tremors.

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.01.09 08:25:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : hey ache everytime after I have done a hard session and the day after is not so bad, it is the day after that that is the worst.

    Ja brah, DOMS is the pits.

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.01.09 08:35:34 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 14) :

    Callm me DOM but DOMS? (Damn old Muscle Syndrome?)

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.01.09 08:50:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 😈 😆
    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.01.09 09:00:13 by PJLD Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : Okay my calves never pain unless I am running in sand or soft tartan.

    Doesn’t running in a kilt increase drag? 😕

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.01.09 09:00:24 by klempie Reply

  • charge ridiculous prices for gear made at discount prices in china and expect to fail.

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.01.09 09:01:30 by try time Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : I’m not stretching after and I feel fine. You guys are doing it wrong. 😎

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.01.09 09:02:15 by klempie Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 16) :

    Oh okay. 😆

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.01.09 09:02:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : 😆

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.01.09 09:02:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : BRILLIANT

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.01.09 09:07:22 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 22) : Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week. 😎

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.01.09 09:14:13 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 19) :

    Ja but we don’t only run 1.7km 😈

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.01.09 09:17:46 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 24) :

    ja Klempie doesn’t know what i am on about with my little commentary above. he hasn’t got to that 2nd breath yet. 😛 😉

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.01.09 09:19:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.01.09 09:21:48 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 24) : You just started didn’t you? 😕

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.01.09 09:28:58 by klempie Reply

  • Lots of excitement today at RUNNINGworld… 🙄

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.01.09 09:30:36 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 27) :

    no comment… in fact, i plead the 5th amendment!!! 🙄

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.01.09 09:30:42 by wpw Reply
  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 28) : 😆 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.01.09 09:31:00 by wpw Reply
  • I think I have developed an ITB strain 🙁

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.01.09 09:45:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • I managed 8.5kms in 20 minutes.
    That was on a stationary bicycle.

    Running is for people who never learned to run a bike! Masochists!

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.01.09 09:49:00 by Baldrick Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 29) : That is a stupid Yank copout law. 🙄

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.01.09 09:53:17 by klempie Reply

  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 28) :

    i think we should change it to “Posterworld” then we can post on any topic. 🙄 😆

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.01.09 09:54:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) : I know… 😳

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.01.09 09:55:32 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Touch wood, had it ONCE, got an injection (Cortizone) and never saw it again.

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.01.09 09:56:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 32) : 😆

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.01.09 09:58:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I think I must save all KSA Korsienowski’s words of wisdom because surely some time I’m going to need them – especially if I hang out here for much longer. This running thing could be contagious. Forrest Gump syndrome.

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.01.09 10:40:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : :mrgreen:

    Sort of a “Salmon Run”

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.01.09 10:49:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) :
    😀 Nothing like going against the flow.

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.01.09 11:07:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 32) : exercise is for people that don’t have comfy couches.

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.01.09 13:48:13 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 18) :

    Canterbury jerseys are made in Cape Town my dear boy. I’ve seen it with my own tow eyes.

    Just because the one at the robot had the CCC logo doesnt mean it’s really them manufacturing it… 😉

    That’s harsh. I knew a good few guys working there.

    My old man was also in the rag trade until a month or so ago and they’ve also closed down their Cape Town factory.

    Hard times for the local factory workers.

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.01.09 19:41:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • I’ve been training hard and was hoping to do my first marathon in a few months time.

    But I rolled over my ankle in Thailand and then walked on it for another week and its now the size of a grapefruit… *sigh*

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.01.09 19:43:16 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • From the Cheetahs Website.

    Published on the 12th of February.

    Yesterday a contract was closed between the Vodacom Cheetahs and Gilbert.

    The Vodacom Cheetahs wil be playing in the new apparel on Friday, the 13th of February for their first Vodacom Super 14 match. This match takes place against the Auto and General Lions in Johannesburg, Coca Cola Park.


    This piece was left off for the English translation for some reason. Dit is met groot dank aan Gilbert wat binne 3 dae klerasie aan die Vodacom Cheethas kon verskaf

    Great stuff by Gilbert to get things sorted in 3 days.

    Now all the cheetahs need to do is get the photo’s in their player profiles changed within 3 days to not show Canterbury as the sponsor. 😕

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.09 14:19:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I noticed the Sharks still played in Canterbury kit.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.09 14:20:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 45) : they are obliged to as money has been paid for them to do so. remember this is only Canterbury SA that is liquidated, not the whole Canterbury. So marketing the brand is still worth something eventhough the South African arm has embarrassed its parent company. Moral of the story though is don’t mess with the tax man.

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.09 14:36:27 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 46) :

    Then why did the Cheetahs have to resort to changing their kit?

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.09 14:42:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : probably realised they could make more money, or Canterbury hadn’t paid them up front.

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.09 14:45:23 by try time Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : we don’t know what the agreements were. like the sharks are paid upfront by mr price, and might have had a similar contract with canterbury, whereas cheetahs might have had an annual renewal which canterbury renegade on.

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.09 14:47:26 by try time Reply

  • This is not good news at all…
    Is their no contention (back-up) plan!??!

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.09 17:22:42 by Hmmm Reply

  • Well I am sure they can strike a new deal with either addids/reebok/nike!??!
    Did Nike not supply the kit a bunch of years ago!??!

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.09 17:25:34 by Hmmm Reply

  • It seems the Sharks are now the only guys with canterbury kit then if this question on the Lions website is anything to go by.

    Who is the new apparel (kit) sponsor for the Auto & General Super 14 Lions?

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.02.09 12:50:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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