Gilbert Rugby have recently announced the re-signing of Stade Toulousain Captain and France International Captain, Thierry Dusautoir, on a long-term deal as a Gilbert brand ambassador. The Dark Destroyer as Thierry is known is recognised by his peers and fans as a one of the best players in the World, having recently been IRB Player of the Year, he also led France to the Rugby World Cup Final 2011, in which he was named Man of the match and scored his sides only try.
Thierry is part of the current France 2013 RBS 6 Nations squad and Captained the side against Wales in the 2nd Round fixture on last Saturday.
Andrew Challis, Gilbert Brand Manager Worldwide said before the the Welsh game: “We are naturally delighted that Thierry has chosen to extend his relationship with Gilbert. Having tested our body armour and head guards to the full over the past few years it speaks volumes for our product that a player such as Thierry had no hesitation in continuing to wear them – we wish Thierry, Toulouse and France well for the rest of the season”.
Of the new deal, Thierry said, “I am delighted to have signed a new deal with Gilbert Rugby to wear Gilbert Body Armour and Headguards. This new deal coincides with my return to fitness for Toulouse and France. After a week of intense training, we will play our second match against the Welsh at the Stade de France on Saturday. This match also marks my return to as Captain of the France team. I thank you for your support during my injury and for giving me the energy to return to Team France. Now, the most important thing for me and the hardest thing is to remain fit and stay in the French squad.” This was said before last weekend game.
Thierry endorses the Virtuo 12 Body Armour and Virtuo Headguard and joins current Gilbert ambassadors Berrick Barnes, Richard hibbard, Aaron Shingler, Tom Palmer, Todd Clever and Liam Gill.
Gilbert body armour has been developed with performance in mind. With enhanced breathability from strategically placed mesh panels, all Gilbert padding provides performance and comfort for players of all levels.
As worn by IRB Player of the Year 2011 Thierry Dusautoir (France Captain) and other International players such as Berrick Barnes (Australia), Todd Clever (USA Captain) and Tom Palmer (England), the Gilbert body armour range has been developed with performance in mind. With enhanced breathability from strategically placed mesh panels, and moisture management materials, all Gilbert padding provides performance and comfort for players of all levels.