By Marcus Leach

The Rugby Football Union have announced the signing of a four year deal with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the makers of Lucozade sports drinks.

GSK also make Maximuscle products, which along with Lucozade, will be used by all of England's rugby squads.

The product deal covers the senior, youth, sevens and women's squads.

"The partnership will benefit all levels of the RFU's elite game... this reinforces our commitment to excellence across all levels," Sophie Goldschmidt, the RFU's chief commercial officer, said.

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