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NCR and Rhino Rugby Partner for 2021 CRC

By National Collegiate Rugby, 04/01/21, 7:45AM EDT


National Collegiate Rugby is thrilled to announce their partnership with one of the world’s leading rugby brands, Rhino Rugby, as the official ball, equipment and apparel provider of the Collegiate Rugby Championship, May 29-31 at the Gold Mine on Airline in New Orleans. 

The Collegiate Rugby Championship is college rugby’s brightest stage, crowning 7s national champions and spawning future Olympians since 2010. Rhino has a proven track record of supporting college rugby, including long-term relationships with both the CRC and NCR, and NCR is excited to be partnering with one of the world’s leading rugby brands. 

“Rhino Rugby is the premier rugby equipment and apparel provider in the USA, and we’re happy to partner with them for the CRC,” said NCR CEO Jeremy Treece. “As a coach, I’ve personally used their products, from custom kits, to their fantastic match balls. The quality and service is second to none.”

“We are excited to renew our partnership with NCR to provide the best quality in team-wear, balls, training and protective equipment for all their matches,” said Rhino CFO Keith Mirsky. “We are honored to sponsor an organization that’s dedicated to the development and organization of college rugby and helps grow the game in the United States.” 

Rhino Rugby will provide the Vortex Elite ball as the official match balls for the CRC. Its unsurpassed high-quality construction features Rhino’s signature Aerosensa Technology, a patented laminate that includes unique aerodynamic properties. Rhino is also providing field equipment and kit for referees. 

Additionally, National Collegiate Rugby teams participating in the 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship Men’s and Women’s 7s or Conference Representative Side 10s Tournament are eligible to save 50% on custom Rhino Rugby Kit with a sponsorship from The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Rhino Rugby will work with your program to design your next kit with the Penn Mutual logo on it. Penn Mutual will then cover half the costs of your team’s rugby kit including jerseys, shorts and socks. Contact Rhino Rugby for more information on how to start your order today.

About Rhino Rugby
For 40 years Rhino Rugby has been outfitting the world’s best rugby athletes with premier balls, equipment and apparel needed to compete at the highest level, while representing the core values of rugby; toughness, reliability, integrity, heritage and team spirit. With a proven record of delivering superior rugby products, leading universities, clubs and professional and international teams turn to Rhino for their rugby needs. Rhino was recently appointed Official Supplier to the world famous British & Irish Lions for a fourth consecutive tour – to South Africa in 2021, and has supplied England for over 25 years. Rhino has supplied match balls to the British & Irish Lions, the PRO12, the Super League and Global Rapid Rugby (GRR) and has supplied all training equipment and pitch kits to the Rugby World Cups in 1991,1995, 2011, 2015 and 2019.

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