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18 January 2023
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The iconic New Zealand drinks brand Charlie’s has changed its name to Henry’s to celebrate rugby legend Sir Graham Henry. Words Hannah Brown

Iconic kiwi brand Charlie’s has adopted a new name in celebration of Sir Graham Henry. 

Sir Graham Henry was a first-class cricket player in his day, and says he is delighted to be honoured in this way.

“Charlie's is a Kiwi classic so I was tickled when they approached me to ask if they could use the Henry's name,” he says.

The limited-edition bottles will only be available at The Black Clash, which takes place on Friday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.  

Coaching Team Rugby, Sir Graham Henry says he hopes to see fans drinking a bottle of Henry's during the match. 

“I don’t know why they called it Charlie’s in the first place" he says. 

With 88 victories from 103 tests and five World Coach of the Year awards, Sir Graham Henry is one of the most successful rugby coaches New Zealand has ever known. 

Before becoming a teacher and later a headmaster, he played first-class cricket for Canterbury and Otago. 

He says he retired in 2022 to spend more time “fishing and gardening, and drinking good red wine with quality people.” 

However, Henry has once again put together a side of elite rugby players for the T20 game, suggesting that any thoughts of retiring are far from the mind of the man who won the World Cup with both the All Blacks and, more recently, with The Black Ferns. 

“I am here to win. Team Rugby have won two and lost two at Black Clash games so far so this is a decider of sorts. And I hate losing," he says.

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