DHL Express will today (18 January) transport nearly a ton of rugby kit and equipment for London side Harlequins in support of their Heineken Cup clash in France with Biarritz.

The gear will be moved from Harelquins’ training ground at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford to the Parc des Sports Aguiléra in Birarritz, as part of DHL’s role as the English side’s logistics partner.

DHL is using a specially commissioned Harlequins-liveried van for the task, which features England internationals Danny Care (pictured), Jordan Turner-Hall and club and England rugby captain Chris Robshaw on it.


Phil Couchman, chief executive of DHL Express UK, said: “ It’s been a pleasure working closely with the ‘team behind the team’ to ensure that all of their equipment is delivered to France in time for this important match.”

Irrespective of tonight's result, Harlequins have already qualified for the knock out stages of Europe’s premier rugby cup competition having won their five pool games to date.

DHL this week revealed a £100m contract with Panasonic.