C&C Group announced another rugby deal last month

C&C Group announced another rugby deal last month

C&C Group-owned Magners has picked up the official naming rights to Australia's New South Wales rugby union trophy the Shute Shield for the 2014 season.

The Magners Shute Shield will kick off on 29 March ending in a grand final on 16 August, C&C said yesterday (17 March). The deal follows Magners' sponsorship of rugby union team the NSW Waratahs, announced last month.

No financial details have been released.

The senior brand manager for Magners, Fraser Lockwood, said: “Magners has a long history with rugby union having supported local rugby in the UK and Ireland for many years. The Shute Shield is a strong and prominent competition and provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the Australian code and support players and fans right through the NSW player pathway.”