Posted on March 05 2012
Rhino's new Vortex XIII rugby league match ball was unveiled today by the captains of the Oxford and Cambridge sides ahead of their Varsity game on Thursday March 8th at the Richmond Athletic Ground in which the ball will be used. Ben Calverley of Oxford, currently holders of the KJ Lee Trophy, and Matt Commin of Cambridge attended the launch event at the Bloomsbury offices of PCubed, sponsors of the event for the last 14 years. The first Varsity Rugby League Match took place in 1981. Rhino have been Official Suppliers of training equipment to St Helens rugby league club for 5 years now and are additionally Official Teamwear Suppliers to North Wales Crusaders and Oxford University rugby league clubs. The Vortex XIII ball represents a further move by Rhino into the league code, following on from their success as ball suppliers to the British & Irish Lions and the RaboDirect PRO12 in rugby union. Tony Colquitt, a Rhino Director who recently stood down after 5 successful years as CEO of St Helens, commented: "we are delighted that the Rhino Vortex XIII is making its debut in the Varsity Rugby League Match and are confident it can go on to be more widely adopted throughout the game".