British Business Awards ceremony
Rhino Japan won the New Market Entrant Award on Friday at the prestigious British Business Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Tokyo Hotel. Rhino Japan Chairman David Syrad and Managing Director Saburo Takahashi received the Award from British Ambassador Tim Hitchens. This follows on from Rhino’s Supplier deal with the Japan RFU and our provision of training equipment to Eddie Jones and his national squad to assist their preparations for the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015. Saburo Takahashi comments: “This award is a tremendous boost to our fledgling business in Japan and makes us even more confident that we can establish our brand and products in the Japanese markets well ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup here”.

Rhino Japan MD Saburo Takahashi and Chairman David Syrad
receive the Award from British Ambassador Tim Hitchens.

November 17, 2014 — 1
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Rhino has recently signed a new four year deal to continue as Official Supplier of contact and training equipment to the Welsh Rugby Union. Rhino has occupied this role since 2005 and this deal, which encompasses support for the game in Wales from international level through to grass roots, runs through until 2018. Already this season WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey has announced an initiative which saw 43 schools in Wales appoint full-time school-club hub officers and those schools have directly benefitted from equipment supplied by Rhino. Rhino equipment has also been on offer at significantly reduced rates to each of the WRU’s member clubs via the governing body’s Participation Points scheme – thousands of items have already been ordered by clubs from pitch equipment to tackle bags and training gear, including 272 chrome whistles, 773 corner poles and 689 ‘hit shields’. At international level Rhino Rugby and the Wales national coaches are in close consultation about the equipment needs of the international players, with standard items like scrum machines, jackal and tackle bags on the agenda alongside new product development.


“We are working closely with the Wales national squad to make sure we meet all their training requirements with the kit we provide” , said Rhino Managing Director Anthony Locke. “Training techniques are constantly changing along with the way the game is played and we remain an innovative dynamic company at the cutting edge of design in terms of the equipment we are able to supply to national teams. But we also produce a staple diet of equipment which can enhance training and the matchdays at all levels of the game and we are extremely pleased to be able to announce a continued relationship with Welsh rugby will ensure that every need is catered for from grass roots to international level.” Comments WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis: “Rhino Rugby are a specialist supplier and, put simply, nobody else can do what they do as well as they can do it. The most important thing about Welsh Rugby’s relationship with Rhino is that the national coaches and the players are happy with the equipment they supply, If we have the right supplier at a national level when we filter down the equipment and expertise to our age group sides and directly to grass roots rugby we know we are reaching the right standards to enable our teams and rugby clubs to flourish in their training environments.”
October 29, 2014 — 1



Rhino-Turf MD Jonathan Gallagher with Reggie the Rhino

Rhino has been an Official Supplier at all 6 Rugby Expos to have taken place since 2008 and once again we unveiled our stand at Twickenham for this year’s event. Rhino Rugby equipment, Rhino Rugby League, Rhino Apparel and Rhino-Turf were all involved in the stand as were our partners The Rugby Site. Rhino-Turf fielded Reggie the Rhino who has become a favourite feature of the event in recent years. Also on display on our stand was the Grip Tec product for which we are exclusive global distributors. Grip Tec is a hand wax to assist ball handling developed in New Zealand and already used by many international and professional sides globally. 2014-10-22-panorama
October 22, 2014 — 1
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Win a Signed British and Irish Lions Collision Top


Want to be the owner of a British & Irish Lions collision top signed by Manu Tuilagi? As you can see, the Leicester boys have been busy and Tuilagi's top was the first to be whisked off by the Rhino Team. Just join our mailing list below to enter and cross your fingers!    


You will be asked to confirm your email address via an email from Mail Chimp, please check your junk mail if you do not receive one.   Ts & Cs: The winner will be chosen at random on 30th November and will be contacted via the email address they have given. Entrants must be over 18 and will receive advertising campaigns from Rhino Rugby to the email given. We will never share your details with others.
October 20, 2014 — 2
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Anthony Locke with the Womens RWC, Junior RWC and Triple Crown trophies
Rhino were represented by Group CEO Reg Clark and MD Anthony Locke at the 2014 England Rugby Partners Day at the County Hall Marriott Hotel in central London today. Together with other England Rugby sponsors and suppliers they listened to presentations from CEO Ian Richie, Head Coach Stuart Lancaster and the commericial, marketing and development teams at Twickenham. All thoughts were not only on the forthcoming QBE Internationals and 6 Nations, but of course next year's Rugby World Cup, for which Rhino is an Official Licensee.
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September 24, 2014 — 1
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Rhino Rugby Apparel and Save the Rhino International Team Up to Fight Poaching


Rhino Rugby Apparel is proud to announce that they have joined forces with Save the Rhino International to help combat the growing problem of rhino poaching. Sadly, three rhinos have been killed per day on average so far this year in South Africa alone (with 769 rhinos poached in the country by 10 September 2014). Poaching for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival, and the poaching crisis also threatens the security and employment of local communities. Save the Rhino International is a small and vibrant UK based charity, which works to protect all five rhino species in Africa and Asia and support the communities that share their habitat. By funding anti-poaching and monitoring patrols, environmental education, community conservation and demand reduction activities, Save the Rhino International’s goal is to deliver long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos, ecosystems and local communities.
Rhino Rugby Apparel believes the work undertaken by Save the Rhino is crucial for keeping the rhino population around the world from becoming extinct. For this reason, Rhino Apparel has decided to give out a special discount code for all those wishing to support to Save the Rhino. Whenever buying non-discounted Rhino clothing, customers can enter the discount code SAVETHERHINO15 and Rhino will give 10% of the amount (exc tax and shipping) to the charity. The customer also saves 15% on their clothing products for using the code.
It’s a scheme Rhino Apparel hopes will raise plenty of funds to help protect these wonderful creatures. There is also set to be a special edition range of Save the Rhino T-shirt to be launched in due course. Rhino Apparel is very excited to be working alongside such an established charity and hopes all their customers will back this partnership and help Save the Rhino in their amazing work around the globe. Visit www.savetherhino.org for more details about Save the Rhino International (Registered Charity No. 1035072) and their work supporting 17 conservation programmes in Africa and Asia through a range of activities.
September 11, 2014 — 2
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Rhino joined fellow sponsors Guinness and Specsavers at the PRO12 launch today at Diageo HQ in West London. For the fourth consecutive year Rhino is supplying our market leading Vortex Elite ball to the competition and Cardiff based Rhino Teamwear are providing the referees and pitchside officials kits. [caption width="700"]Guinness-Pro12-Launch2Jamie Heaslip of reigning champions Leinster and other Guinness PRO12 captains at the launch[/caption]
[caption width="330"]_BST2305aReg Clark, Dave Reynish and Keiron Blackburn of Rhino with the new ball and referees kit for the competition[/caption][caption width="330"]_BST2310a[/caption]
[caption width="349"]02_BST2314aThe Guinness PRO12 Trophy and new Rhino Vortex match balls[/caption]
August 28, 2014 — 1


[caption id="attachment_2656" align="alignnone" width="300"]Proprietors Anthony and Jonathan Gallagher with one of the distinctive Rhino-Turfed Smart cars which have become a feature of London traffic. Proprietors Anthony and Jonathan Gallagher with one of the distinctive Rhino-Turfed Smart cars which have become a feature of London traffic.[/caption]
Rhino-Turf and its sister organisation Easigrass have recently relocated their main HQ/Operations Centre from Brentford to Hounslow. Along with other companies they have vacated their premises near the M4/A4 near Kew Bridge to make way for the new Brentford FC stadium, construction of which will begin shortly and are now based as below: rhino-turf-logo
The Old Grass Depot Park Avenue London UB1 3AJ T: 0845 094 8880 F: 0845 094 8881
The Rhino-Turf sales office continues to be based in Westminster City Hall in Victoria. Recent successes include full pitches at the new London Irish training ground in Sunbury and for the Ealing Trailfinders, and installations in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington, New Zealand.
July 11, 2014 — 1
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The Mindset of Champions

Rhino Rugby partners The Rugby Site are excited to announce a new interview series featuring a line-up of the world’s top players and coaches - “The Mindset of Champions". Preview the first part of the series: Dan Carter on his approach to rugby. In this series players and coaches will share with you personal rugby stories and philosophies: stories of how they got involved in this game we love, their major influencers, and the mindset that keeps them at the top of the game with a passion that doesn't wane. Without exception, these great players and coaches are humble, grounded, incredibly hardworking individuals who have learned to work a very special talent. The insights will inspire you, your players, and your team. To watch the 'Mindset of Champions' series and all 60 video courses, subscribe to The Rugby Site. Rhino can exclusively offer 30% discount on annual access to the rugby site: Click here to subscribe. Rhino are proud to offer access to videos on The Rugby Site free with selected equipment purchase visit Rhino for more information.
July 10, 2014 — 2
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As described in the Heritage section of our website - Rhino has in the past been represented in Japan and originally sold a great many roller and sled style scrum machines in that market in the 1980’s and 1990’s. With the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Sevens in 2020 scheduled for Japan, we are keen to re-establish ourselves in this substantial market. Group CEO Reg Clark and consultant Saburo Takahashi recently visited Tokyo to have discussions with several possible partners in the mainstream rugby equipment and also the artificial turf markets and Rhino Japan can be expected to be up and running within months. Reg Clark worked and played rugby for Kobe Steel in Japan in the early 1980’s and was pleased to discover an old protégé, David Bickle, who played for Kobe Steel and Japan in the 1990’s in post as President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Rhino are with the kind assistance of the British Embassy holding a business networking reception there tomorrow evening to help facilitate our Japan re-launch.
. Reg Clark presents a Rhino Lions jumbo ball to Ambassador Tim Hitchins at the British Embassy in Tokyo today David Bickle, Reg Clark and Saburo Takahashi at the BCCJ offices

Reg Clark presents a Rhino Lions jumbo ball to Ambassador Tim Hitchins at the British Embassy in Tokyo today

David Bickle, Reg Clark and Saburo Takahashi at the BCCJ offices.

June 26, 2014 — 1


Carlin Isles runs in one of his six tries in the opening leg of the GB 7s at Allianz Park
Carlin Isles runs in one of his six tries in the opening leg of the GB 7s at Allianz Park.
GB7 Rhino has been proud to be Official Ball Supplier for the GB 7s for the last two seasons. This year’s series kicked off at Allianz Park in North London on Friday 23rd May, continued last Saturday May 31st at Meggetland in Edinburgh and rounds off this coming Saturday at Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay. A stand-out feature of round one was six superb tries by the ‘Fastest Man in World Rugby’ – Carlin Isles. With a 100m best of 10.24, Isles was headhunted in 2012 by USA Rugby out of the pro American Football draft system. He has been gradually brought on in the 7s game by the US national side in the IRB HSBC World Series Sevens and has recently been getting some 15s experience with Glasgow Warriors. GB 7s Competition Director Dickie Jeavons-Fellows commented: "Sevens is characterised by scorching pace so it’s fitting we use the Rhino Meteor ball for our international standard tournaments and great to see Carlin doing it justice ".
June 02, 2014 — 1


Rugby is now truly a global sport. Today, Friday May 30th Rhino France are exhibiting at the inaugural Paris Rugby Show at the Port de Versailles Exhibition Centre at the same time as Rhino-Turf are at the South African Sports Surfacing Conference in Johannesburg and Giles Greenwood of Rhino and Robert Gray of Powa Products are at the World Rugby Forum in Philadelphia. The Paris Rugby Show is a striking debut event which looks set to become a fixture in the calendar and Perpignan based Rhino France have already been impressed by the reaction to their stall. The Global Rugby Forum is timed to co-incide with the US Collegiate Sevens to be played tomorrow and Sunday in Philadelphia. This tournament is organised and sponsored by Rhino USA and is along with the Las Vegas Sevens the only rugby event carried live by NBC.
Rhino Group CEO Reg Clark with David Foti and David Romero Paris Rugby Show

Rhino Group CEO Reg Clark with David Foti and David Romero of Rhino France at the Paris Rugby Show

May 30, 2014 — 1
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