USA Rugby announced today that Rhino Rugby America has been appointed an Official Sponsor and Official Supplier of Scrummaging Equipment to USA Rugby in a three-year deal with immediate effect.
This exciting partnership will afford the USA Eagles the ability to use premier Rhino scrummaging and rucking equipment at select training sites throughout the country.
Rhino Rugby is also offering USA Rugby members and teams a 10% discount through May 2013 on all Rhino Scrum Sleds.
Based in Petersburg, Illinois, Rhino Rugby America supplies a full range of scrummaging machines and contact equipment wholly manufactured in the USA for clubs, schools and university sides throughout the North American market.
The world famous Rhino scrummaging equipment is supplied by the parent company to the British & Irish Lions, England and Wales and many professional sides throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Rhino Rugby America is the group’s first manufacturing operation outside of the UK.
Reg Clark, Rhino Group CEO comments: ‘I have been incredibly impressed by how quickly Norm Jones and Jim Carlberg of Rhino Rugby America have been able to replicate the high quality manufacturing standards we demand in respect of our globally acclaimed product range. Rugby clubs all over the United States now have easy access to that product range, and on a ‘Made in USA’ basis. This Official Sponsor and Supplier deal with USA Rugby is a great accolade and we look forward to working with the union in one of the most exciting growth markets in world rugby.”
Nigel Melville CEO of USA Rugby comments:
“We are thrilled to leverage such a quality, American-made product range and partner in Rhino Rugby. Rhino has some of the best equipment in the world and is a welcome resource to our USA Rugby National teams and membership base alike. Rhino Rugby scrummaging equipment will be placed in key USA Rugby National Team training locations throughout the country, and will be put to great use by a variety of teams upon availability.”
Rhino Rugby is the world’s leading supplier of scrummaging machines contact and training equipment for rugby and is Official Supplier to the British & Irish Lions in this product category for the second successive time for their tour to Australia this year. Rhino has also been Official Supplier to England Rugby for over 25 years, and to the Welsh Rugby Union for over 10 years, in addition to Bath Rugby, Cardiff Blues and London Wasps. Rhino Asia is Official Supplier to the Hong Kong RFU and the Cathay Pacific – HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. Rhino was also Official Supplier to the IRB 2010 Womens Rugby World Cup.