- Rhino to continue to supply training products to all England squads for next four years
- “Rhino has been great to work with over the years and I’m pleased that the relationship is set to continue” – Graham Rowntree
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Rhino Rugby has been the official supplier of scrummage machines, contact and training equipment to England Rugby for over 25 years and has announced an extended partnership with the RFU.
Over the next four years Rhino will continue to exclusively supply training products to all England squads from the senior men and women to U16 and will work closely with the RFU in a new process of research and innovation.
As one of the world’s leading sport brands, Rhino is committed to investigating and producing equipment where there is a need for bespoke items to be used exclusively by the squads.
The relationship continues to bring benefits to all levels of the game with a discounted product range available to community rugby clubs.
Rhino has also become a partner of the Club Benefits Guide which was recently released detailing the support available to clubs such as grants, specialist advice and preferential rates, including those offered by Rhino.
With the world's best selling scrum machine, the Premiersled, the highly acclaimed Dictator and the ground breaking Collision King in its range, Rhino has always strived to stay at the forefront of scrum and contact training equipment and to ensure that all England teams have the best equipment available.
Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU Chief Commercial Officer said: “Rhino has a strong rugby heritage and in priding itself on reliability, integrity, and team spirit its priorities are closely aligned to ours.
“They have been a valued partner for a quarter of a century and are committed to rugby at all levels, ensuring the best technology and equipment is available to players and coaches.”
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree added: “Rhino has been great to work with over the years and I’m pleased that the relationship is set to continue. They understand the demands of rugby and the need to create quality and innovative equipment which develops the right technique for players and ensures the training ground replicates match conditions as closely as possible.”
Rhino Rugby Managing Director Anthony Locke added: “We are very pleased to have renewed our arrangements with the RFU and look forward to continuing to work closely with all England representative teams and to supply the equipment that the senior side need to prepare for the 2015 World Cup and beyond.
“We're also excited to be involved in the RFU's drive to make first class equipment more accessible to clubs.”