2XU joins forces with Rugby Australia
2XU will partner with Rugby Australia in a three-year deal that will see the nation’s top rugby talent train, compete and recover in the world’s leading compression.
Rugby Australia is the latest in an extensive network of athletes, sports teams and sports organisations worldwide to have selected 2XU as their official compression partner, including the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Basketball Australia, Saracens FC, Life Time Fitness and USA Triathlon.
The agreement will see the Qantas Wallabies and both the men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens teams train, perform and recover in 2XU compression as they chase continued international success.
2XU Global CEO Paul Higgins said he was looking forward to seeing Australia’s best rugby players in 2XU compression in the lead-up to major international events including the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
“Our mission is to help athletes of all abilities train, perform and recover at their peak, and we’re excited to now extend this support to the nation’s top rugby talent,” he said.
“2XU supports leading athletes and teams across a range of sports worldwide, but as an Australian company we’re especially proud to partner with Rugby Australia and to help drive their success on the international stage.”
As the countdown to the Wallabies’ Irish Test Series in June gains momentum, General Manager of Commercial Partnerships at Rugby Australia Peter Sciberras said: “This new partnership was a natural fit as 2XU prides itself on being innovative and ahead of the curve.
“Both the Qantas Wallabies as well as the Australian men’s and women’s Sevens teams will now be kitted up in world-class compression to help them prepare for the world stage.”
Designed and tested in consultation with leading sports scientists and athletes, 2XU compression has been proven by the AIS to help athletes run up to 10.6 seconds faster over a five-kilometre distance and reduce their heart rate by up to 2.5 per cent for exercise bouts up to 15 minutes – these benefits and many more will propel the nation’s best rugby athletes through to 2020.
2XU compression is independently and scientifically proven to enhance training, performance and recovery for both elite and everyday athletes.