Rugby stars hit the heights at London’s O2 arena

Harlequins rugby players scaled the O2 in east London before demonstrating their ball skills at 170ft.

Players who took part in the climb included Chris Robshaw, James Horwill, James Chisholm and Charlie Matthews, current academy members George Head and Max Coyle, and Harlequins ladies’ Jess Breach, Hannah Field and Jess Wooden.

The climb was organised to celebrate Harlequins renewing their principal partnership with DHL, meaning the global market leader will continue to brand the rugby shirts for another year.

For the first time, the company will also be supporting the ladies team and the club’s leading academy and elite player development group (EPDG) structure.

Hannah McFarland, DHL Partner Executive said: “DHL’s impact has been felt across the club from engagement and enhancing experiences for supporters, logistics support for the playing side and insight and business support for Harlequins’ growing retail offering.”

She added: “DHL are market leaders and a huge international brand with a heritage in sport and rugby and align with the club’s values, ambition and global outlook.

“Harlequins are excited to work with DHL to develop on and off the field in the years to come.”

DHL have been supporting the club since 2012 and, in 2014, became the Club’s principal partner.

Harlequins Commercial Director Ned Wills said: “We have enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship since 2012 and we are looking forward to continuing this in the coming years to achieve our collective objectives.”

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