The Welsh rugby team will look a little different when they run out onto the Principality Stadium pitch for their summer international matches against Canada and Argentina, as the WRU has signed up a new main sponsor to bedeck the jerseys of both men’s and women’s senior teams, as well as the pathway team jerseys.
Cazoo, the UK’s largest online car retailer, will take over from car maker Isuzu, who have sponsored the Wales national team since 2017. The new deal with Cazoo will kick in from 1 July 2020 and will run for two years.
“Cazoo have been very active in the sports sponsorship market since they launched in 2019 and we are delighted to be joining a stable of sporting leviathans which includes Everton and Aston Villa football clubs, the English Football League, the Rugby League World cup, cricket’s The Hundred and the snooker World Tour,” said WRU CEO Steve Phillips.
“We are grateful to Cazoo for the huge value they have placed on Welsh rugby and see the size and stature of this new partnership as a testament to our ability to attract sponsorship interest of the very highest quality.”
The Wales senior men’s team will wear their current 2020/21 Macron jerseys with the new Cazoo sponsorship for the first time when they take on Canada in Cardiff on 3 July, while new jerseys for the 2021/22 season will be revealed in November. Wales Women are expected to wear the new jerseys for the first time at the 2022 Six Nations.