Rhino has announced a new five-year deal with Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) as official training and equipment supplier, a role they have fulfilled since 2015.
The deal ensures Hong Kong national teams have access to Rhino's world-class range of training equipment as they prepare for upcoming tournaments including the World Cup Sevens and Asian Games later this year.
In addition, clubs, schools and university rugby clubs will be able to purchase all their equipment needs through the Rhino portal on the HKRU website, and each sale will earn a commission that will flow back to the community. “World-class preparation relies on world class training equipment, and there’s no more respected and trusted name on the rugby pitch than Rhino,” said James Farndon, HKRU General Manager of Performance. “We are delighted to have continued access to Rhino’s unrivalled range that includes scrummaging machines, hit shields, tackle bags and rugby accessories.”
Rhino has supplied HKRU since 2015, including their Global Rapid Rugby side
Piers Higson Smith, director of Rhino-Powa Holdings (Asia) commented: “Rhino is an Official Supplier of contact and training equipment to England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the French Rugby Federation, and to the last four British & Irish Lions tours, and we are delighted to see Hong Kong continue as part of the Rhino ‘family’. We look forward to supporting not just the national teams but grassroots rugby across the whole community over the coming years."
Rhino is also currently official match ball supplier to Asia Rugby, meaning Hong Kong senior national sides will also continue to use the Rhino Vortex Elite in its competitive Asia Rugby matches and tournaments.