PwC has continued its strong association with Irish sport at the highest level by renewing an individual partnership with Leinster Rugby and Ireland international Garry Ringrose.
The extension of the relationship following an initial two-year deal will see Ringrose positioned at the heart of PwC’s rugby activity across the year. It will involve a blend of internal and external events and digital content.
The announcement comes off the back of a massive year for Ringrose having played a key role in Ireland’s successful Grand Slam campaign, Australian tour victory and a first win for the national team over New Zealand on Irish soil.
The success was mirrored at Leinster where he was a crucial player in the run to an historic double of the European Champions Cup and Guinness Pro 14.
“As a firm we aim to think beyond the ‘now’, constantly innovating what we do, and we are delighted to renew our partnership with Garry in what promises to be an exciting year for Irish rugby, said PwC Managing Partner Feargal O’Rourke speaking to us yesterday.
“His knowledge and insight will bring our 2019 Irish Rugby campaign to another level.”
“As a business, one of our core values is to ‘make a difference’, and Garry epitomises this every time he takes the field. He has progressed from being an underage star to becoming a household name around the country. We are planning an exciting schedule of events with Garry for our clients, our people and their families to enjoy.”
PwC is also the main partner of the Ireland U20 international team and contributes to the IRFU’s player development set up. It will be on the shirt front of the team when they take to the field in Cork next month for the Guinness Six Nations U20 tournament opener against England.
Ringrose himself was a member of the U20 team before graduating to the Senior group.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with PwC over the last two years and am delighted to continue the relationship,” he said.
“I’ve seen at first-hand what PwC does to nurture young talent and I’m looking forward to being involved with PwC throughout 2019 which is a big year for me and for Irish rugby.”
Ringrose featured in a PwC Video story last year which brought viewers behind the scenes of his life as a top player.
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