Ireland and Connacht centre, Robbie Henshaw, has been announced as Aviva’s Rugby Ambassador. The 22-year-old is one of rugby’s hottest properties on the back of this year’s RBS 6 Nations victory and looking ahead to the big tournament in September where Henshaw is expected to play a crucial role in Ireland’s participation.
Henshaw was instrumental in Ireland retaining the RBS 6 Nations title earlier this year. It capped a fine year for the Westmeath native during which he was named the IRUPA Young Player of the Year for the third year in a row, Connacht Rugby Players Player of the Year and Connacht Rugby Fans Player of the Year. He also won the award for Try of the Year.
Robbie will now work with Aviva highlighting its extensive range of product offerings and supporting them across several rugby initiatives leading up to a huge six weeks for Irish rugby in September and October, and then into next year’s RBS Six Nations Championship.
Robbie Henshaw said; “Aviva is the perfect company to work with when it comes to rugby. They have played a huge part in this new era for the game in Ireland with their support of the Aviva Stadium. Their work at a grass roots level in Irish rugby too will hopefully lead to the creation of another golden generation of players and I’m looking forward to working with them as Aviva’s Rugby Ambassador.”
Mark Russell, Group Sponsorship Manager for Aviva, said; “Robbie is the ideal Rugby Ambassador for Aviva. He’s a true professional both on and off the pitch and the perfect player for the young Irish stars of the future to model themselves on. We are very excited to get the opportunity to work with Robbie as he helps support our commitment to Irish rugby and the development of the game across the country.”