Randstad backing Great Britain for return of Rugby League Lions

Global recruitment giants Randstad have joined the team supporting Great Britain in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this autumn on the Rugby League Lions tour.

The Randstad logo will appear on the shorts of the GB team as part of a new commercial partnership with the Rugby Football League – starting with this Saturday’s game against a Tonga Invitational XIII in Hamilton, which will mark Great Britain’s return to the international Rugby League stage after a 12-year absence.

Adam Nicoll, Randstad’s UK Marketing Director, said:

“Randstad has a long history in partnering with successful sports institutions; from Juventus FC, Williams Martini Racing, the Dutch Olympic team, and Saracens Rugby Club, to building the World’s tallest clipper ship under sail, the Stad Amsterdam – a previous winner of the Tall Ships Race.

“Sponsoring the Great Britain Rugby League Lions on their tour against New Zealand, Tonga and Papua New Guinea sits very comfortably in that company and we are delighted to be a kit sponsor for a team with such heritage, ambition and esprit de corps.

“We wish these Lions the very best of luck this autumn and hope they return safely and victorious after a job well done.”

Randstad was founded in Amsterdam in 1960, expanded to London in 1967, and now provide outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions to a wide range of businesses globally, becoming the world’s number 1 recruitment company last year.

Great Britain will return to the international Rugby League stage after a 12-year absence with Saturday’s international against a Tonga Invitational XIII in Hamilton.

That is followed by two Tests against New Zealand, at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday November 2 and Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch seven days later.

The tour concludes with Great Britain’s first trip to Papua New Guinea since 1996, as they face the Kumuls at the Oil Search Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday November 16.

All four matches will be shown live on the BBC.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Randstad to Rugby League, through this exciting partnership with Great Britain. The return of the Rugby League Lions has been a great story for the international game in 2019, so it’s fitting that we are able to work with such significant global partners.”

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