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RHINO AND LESLIE RUGBY SIGN NZ DISTRIBUTION DEAL

The momentum behind the groundbreaking Rhino Collision King machine continues with the signing today of a distribution agreement with Leslie Rugby of New Zealand.  Rhino CEO Reg Clark and Leslie MD John Leslie today signed the distribution agreement for the product to be made in Auckland, which territorially includes Japan and the Pacific Islands in addition to New Zealand.

RCK inventor Richie Gray has recently completed an exhausting 10 day tour of the country demonstrating the machine to all Super 15 franchises and NPC teams and many other coaches and opinion formers during the Rugby World Cup, taking time out to supervise arrangements for the manufacture of the product under license. Included in Richie’s itinerary were demonstrations of the machine at two of Murray Mexted’s International Rugby Academy of New Zealand’s high performance coaching clinics,  at Eden RFC and North Shore RFC in Auckland.

Leslie Rugby was originally founded by legendary All Black full back Bob Scott in the 1950’s, and John Leslie succeeds his father, equally famous  All Black No 8 and captain Andy, who took over in the 1970’s,  in running the company.  After playing 120 games for Otago provincial side  and the Highlanders in the Super 12, John became one of the ‘Kilted Kiwis’ on his debut in the centre for Scotland against South Africa in 1998 alongside his brother Martin on the flank.  He has also played for Fukuoka Sanix Bombs in Japan, and Northampton Saints and the Newcastle Falcons in England.

Rhino would like to take this opportunity to salute the magnificent World Cup performance of Wales, desperately unlucky in their defeat by France in the semi final. Wales were the first side to take delivery of the Rhino Collision King, ordering 6 immediately on demonstration back in May. We hope and believe the machines which they brought with them to New Zealand have contributed to their highly effective performance at the breakdown throughout the tournament and wish them well in the forthcoming 3rd/4th place play off on Friday.

[caption id="attachment_354" align="alignright" width="300" caption="John Leslie and Reg Clark shake hands on the deal outside the Northern Club in Auckland."]John Leslie and Reg Clark[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_353" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Richie Gray checks out the first Rhino Collision King off the production line in New Zealand."]Richie Gray inspects the collision king[/caption]
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Richie Gray and the Rhino Rugby Collision King

Richie Gray demonstrates the Collison King to delegates at the IRANZ high performance coaching clinic at North Shore

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