Scrum on! Crabbie's re-signs Scottish Rugby deal and backs Scots rugby refs

Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer has become the official sponsor of Scottish Rugby match officials.

The new deal will see the Crabbie’s logo on the official jerseys of all Scottish Rugby match officials in BT Premiership games and across all BT leagues and cup matches.

Crabbie’s will also continue its position as official partners of Scottish Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors for a further two years.

Last season, Crabbie’s first in rugby sponsorship, saw them sponsor the 1872 Cup, as well as having a strong visible presence at BT Murrayfield on big match days.

Now – as well as pourage in the bars all around BT Murrayfield and Scotstoun stadiums – the alcoholic ginger beer will capitalise on its partnership with increased brand visibility at major matches as well as a number of sampling and hospitality events across the season.

Senior Marketing Controller for Crabbie’s, Michelle Chadwick, says: “Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer is showing its support to the man in the middle – referees have the hardest job officiating one of the world’s most physical, technical, and fast-paced sports.

We are very proud of our Scottish heritage and after a hugely successful season in Scottish Rugby it was an obvious development to grow our partnership together. Crabbie’s is committed to grassroots rugby and is looking forward to another great season ahead.”

Toni Blackhurst, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Marketing and Sponsorship, added: “We are delighted to renew our relationship with Crabbie’s and continue this great partnership. BT Murrayfield is renowned for providing fans with a fantastic day out and working with brands like Crabbie’s, we are able to cater for our wide demographic of fans and enhance our matchday experience.

It’s great news that Crabbie’s have chosen to deepen their partnership with Scottish Rugby by sponsoring the match officials, showcasing their brand on the front of all referees shirts and offering support for the grassroots of the game at clubs across the country. We look forward to working with Crabbie’s over the coming years.”

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer is part of Scotland’s famous Crabbie’s brand that was founded in the 1800’s.

Edinburgh-born John Crabbie, a keen innovator and explorer, capitalised on his access to ingredients from many different nations at the port of Leith.