Kiwi nectar: Brancott Estate, creator of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, will continue as the official wine sponsor of Connacht Rugby for the third year running. Pictured with two of Connacht’s New Zealand players Jake Heenan and Mils Muliaina is Niall Beatty of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard.
Beatty says the sponsorship continues its long association with the club.
“Ours is a partnership that benefits both parties mutually and our strong bond, developed over the past few years, is very much in line with the strong partnerships akin to rugby football.
“Connacht are making great strides under Pat Lam over the past number of seasons and the great work done by Eric Elwood and Nigel Carolan over previous years is now beginning to bear fruit.”