Thursday, 19 November 2009

Suited and booted for Pumas' visit

Wales rugby stars, including captain Ryan Jones and centre of attention Jonathan Davies, took time out of their busy schedules today to attend a fashion photo-shoot at the Millennium Stadium for WRU official formalwear supplier Eden Park.

Eden Park unveiled their new Autumn Winter collection for 2009 to Jones, Davies, Martyn Williams, Jamie Roberts, Tom James and Alun Wyn Jones under flashing lights on the brand new national stadium pitch.

Former Welsh international John Bryant, who opened a new
Cardiff Eden Park Store in April on the first floor at the Capitol Centre, was on hand to supply the clothes.

"All our team suits are supplied by Eden Park and it really is top quality gear. Some of the clothes on show today would go well in my wardrobe and I have picked out a rugby top which John has kindly let me have," said Scarlets centre Davies, who makes his first Millennium Stadium start this Saturday in the Invesco Perpetual Series clash with Argentina.

"The squad had a rest day today, so we were available to take an hour or so out to help out Eden Park. But we are straight back into training tomorrow to continue preparation for the Pumas."

Eden Park, the Paris-based, rugby inspired fashion brand, were photographing the players modeling the brand's latest collection of stylish men's suits, shirts, jackets, rugby shirts and V-neck jumpers.

for a PR and advertising campaign to run in Wales ahead of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations.

"The new range of gear is in our shop now. We opened in the Capitol Centre in April and things really have been going well for us," added Bryant, the former Pontypridd and Celtic Warriors centre, who was capped by Wales against Romania in 2003.

"The Wales players have all been really helpful and Jamie Roberts, who is the official Cardiff Eden Park ambassador, certainly wears the range well."

Eden Park was founded by French international rugby player Franck Mesnel in Paris in the 1980s and is now distributed to retailers world-wide.


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