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The British & Irish Lions BallsRhino Rugby today unveiled the designs for the Official Ball range of the 2013 British & Irish Lions on the first day of Rugby Expo at Twickenham Stadium. The key motif running through the whole of the collection by Rhino’s talented designer, Duncan Olner, is based on a lion’s paw with claws. The top of the range international standard match ball, which the The Lions will train with, and which will be the match ball for the historic fixture against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on June 1st, is the Rhino Vortex Elite. This is the match ball as used in the RaboDirect PRO12 which has been so well received in the last two seasons. The Vortex Elite has moreover been shortlisted at the Rugby Expo Awards this evening in the Technical Innovation category. For the first time fans can also buy Lions supporters balls in all of the colours of the four participating nations in addition to the usual range of mini, midi and keyring balls, and a pink beach rugby ball.
Rhino Group CEO, Reg Clark, comments: “We are delighted to be Official Ball supplier to The British & Irish Lions for the second time, and are excited by the designs and colours of this collection. We hope that players, supporters and sponsors will enjoy them.”. Charlie McEwen, Director of Sales & Marketing for The British & Irish Lions, comments: “Rhino have been partners of The Lions for a number of years and we are excited to be using the Vortex Elite Ball for the Hong Kong game and in training. This ball has performed extremely well in other rugby competitions and we feel that it will be a great addition to the Tour.”

Charlie McEwen of the Lions, Rhino Chairman Andrew Moss and CEO Reg Clark launch the 2013 Lions ball range at Rugby Expo.

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Anna Wood and Maria Grandinetti Milton of Logan Sports Management with the Rhino Lions beach ball.

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