Barbarian F.C. announce three shirt sponsors for Quilter Cup fixture


Euronics International, MANSCAPED and Pure Storage are packing down with Barbarian F.C. ahead of the Quilter Cup against England on Sunday 25 October.  

The three brands will line up on the Barbarians shirt as rugby returns to Twickenham for the first time since the international season was suspended in March. 

With the Barbarians part of the return of international rugby to HQ, the Quilter Cup is a crucial step forward in rugby’s return and the Club and three brands are thrilled to be involved. 

The Barbarians are due to announce their full squad on Wednesday morning. Former England and Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw will take to the pitch to bring the curtain down on a stellar career on these shores, and will be joined by England teammate Richard Wigglesworth. Ten of Wigglesworth’s Saracens teammates including Sean Maitland, Jackson Wray, Manu Vunipola also join the line-up, which is coached by former Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter.

Barbarian F.C. President John Spencer said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce three shirt sponsors for the Quilter Cup match against England. In this precarious time for sport, it is important we can continue to bring our beloved sport to rugby fans around the world, and the support of our sponsors is a big part of that.” 

Euronics continues its lead shirt sponsor partnership with the famous Black and White, with the brand displayed prominently on the front of the shirt, showcased in front of a huge international television audience for the hotly-anticipated match-up against what will be a strong England side under Eddie Jones. 

Stuart Cook, CEO of Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH), part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying organisation, said: “This game is of huge interest for rugby followers and sports fans who have been starved of top class international rugby for so many months. It’s fantastic that the Euronics brand will be part of this continuing return of elite sport in the UK and on show at such a prominent occasion for a huge TV audience.  We have a great association with the Barbarians and we’re very much looking forward to this important game. It will remind viewers that the vast majority of our members are open for business and able to meet customer demand for electrical appliances that can be purchased locally and delivered, installed and supported by their local retailer.” 

Meanwhile, men’s health and grooming brand MANSCAPED also joins the Barbarians family on the back of the Black and White. 

Barbarians’ Committee Member and former Scotland scrum-half Rory Lawson added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with MANSCAPED for this Autumn’s Quilter Cup against England. MANSCAPED is an innovative and courageous brand that encourages men to think not just about their grooming habits, but their health, and we are proud to be backing this enormously important topic. As Barbarians, we approach every match with flair, courage, spirit and passion alongside friendship and enjoyment and we look forward to welcoming MANSCAPED into that family.”

IT infrastructure pioneer Pure Storage also comes on board as sleeve sponsor. The brand delivers a modern data experience that enables organisations to run their operations seamlessly across multiple clouds, helping customers to put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it.

John Spencer added: “We welcome partnering with innovative brands that play crucial parts in our lives these days. We live in a digital age and solutions like Pure Storage help us all to adapt to a life under the challenges of a global pandemic.

“As a sport, in rugby we always look towards coming together and putting on a great show for all of our fans. We also want to embody our values of courage, spirit, passion and flair as well as friendship, enjoyment and integrity, which are more important now than ever. With the help of our shirt sponsors, we are looking forward to getting back out on the grass at HQ, facing England and bring international rugby back to the stage.” 

The Quilter Cup takes place on Sunday 25 October 2020 and will be played behind closed doors at Twickenham Stadium. Watch live on Sky as England take on the mighty Barbarians in the first international game back at Twickenham since the suspension of the Guinness Six Nations in March.