Toronto Wolfpack’s Ricky Leutele passes the ball as he’s wrapped up by Featherstone Rovers’ James Harrison during first half of the Million Pound Game in Betfred Championship rugby league action in Toronto, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Toronto Wolfpack to advertise CBD cream on 2020 Super League jersey

Air Transat adorned the jerseys of the transatlantic rugby league team in its first three years of existence

The Toronto Wolfpack will be walking advertisements for one of their own products in 2020 with the brand Rugby Strength, a CBD-infused body cream, featured on the front of their jerseys for the Super League season.

Air Transat adorned the jerseys of the transatlantic rugby league team in its first three years of existence. A Wolfpack spokesman says the club is finalizing a new deal with the airline, whose name will still be on the jersey but not on the front.

The Wolfpack and HowlBrands, a wholly owned subsidiary, announced last May that they were partnering with Vancouver-based companies International Cannabis Corp. and Organic Flower Investments Group Inc. to launch a line of athlete-focused cannabidiol products.

“Our profile as a global sporting team is ever-expanding and Rugby Strength plays a key role in this,” Wolfpack CEO Bob Hunter said in a release Monday. “We are delighted to be in the rapid-growth market of CBD pain-relief and alternative, natural medical solutions to ever-present problems athletes and others face in their lives.”

According to its website, Rugby Strength “is for the gladiator writhing in each of us, for the connoisseurs of high-contact, for the adrenaline junkies craving their next impact, for those willing to push the body past its breaking point. Rugby is not a sport, it’s a form of life.”

The team will wear the new jersey for the Jan. 19 pre-season game against Castleford Tigers, which doubles as a testimonial for Castleford veteran Michael Shenton.

The jersey is to be unveiled next week.

Rugby Strength is currently on sale in the U.K., with launches in other countries planned for early this year. The company is awaiting the final word from Canadian authorities on regulations on hemp-derived CBD products.

HowlBrands products are manufactured with THC-free, CBD extract from organically grown hemp.

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Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press


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