Rhino to develop girls-first gear with Girls Rugby Club

Rhino to develop girls-first gear with Girls Rugby Club

Rhino has signed a three-year partnership with Girls Rugby Club to supply balls and equipment and develop a girls-first range
October 08, 2021 — Alex Mead
Vortex Elite match ball stars in Super Cup

Vortex Elite match ball stars in Super Cup

The Rhino Vortex Elite has taken centre stage as the official match ball of Rugby Europe’s Super Cup
October 08, 2021 — Alex Mead
Shaun Edwards partners with Rhino

Shaun Edwards partners with Rhino

Rhino has partnered with France’s acclaimed defence coach Shaun Edwards as they look to further develop their world-leading range of technical rugby training equipment.
October 08, 2021 — Alex Mead
My coaching life – Rocky Clark MBE

My coaching life – Rocky Clark MBE

The most-capped English player of all-time, Rocky Clark MBE took on coaching with her local men’s side and is now player-coach at Saracens. She talks to Jon Newcombe about her scrum life for rhino.direct

October 07, 2021 — Alex Mead
My coaching life – Jonathan Humphreys

My coaching life – Jonathan Humphreys

As hooker for Bath and Cardiff, Jonathan Humphreys earned 35 caps for his country and now he’s back in the international set-up as forwards coach. He spoke to Jon Newcombe for rhino.direct

October 07, 2021 — Alex Mead
My coaching life – Steve Boden

My coaching life – Steve Boden

Former hooker Steve Boden, now head coach of Doncaster Knights, talks about his love of the front row, his dream pack, his greatest scrum and why the scrum doesn’t get enough credit. He talks to Jon Newcombe for Rhino.Direct...
October 07, 2021 — Alex Mead
Vote for your Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

Vote for your Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

After hours of debate, our judging panel of Adam Jones, Meg Jones, Zoe Aldcroft, Ben John, Rhys Webb and Richard Hibbard has chosen four finalists – vote for your favourite now and the winner will see their creation turned into a real-life Rhino rugby ball, available for sale with all proceeds going to Tŷ Hafan...
June 02, 2021 — Alex Mead
Rhino launch A Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

Rhino launch A Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

A nationwide competition has been launched to design a rugby ball, which will go into production, in aid of children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan.

February 04, 2021 — Alex Mead
A Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

A Rugby Ball for Tŷ Hafan

Put crayon, pen or pencil to paper and your winning design could end up as a real-life rugby ball!

February 04, 2021 — Alex Mead
Richmond win Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award 2020

Richmond win Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award 2020

Richmond Rugby has won the prestigious Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award for its work in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

December 08, 2020 — Alex Mead
Austrian rugby refugee project completes Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award shortlist

Austrian rugby refugee project completes Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award shortlist

A unique initiative in Austria that saw rugby clubs engage with refugee detention centres to bring about social change has become the fourth finalist in the 2020 Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award.

December 03, 2020 — Alex Mead
Witney Wolves join Rhino Grassroots Rugby Awards shortlist

Witney Wolves join Rhino Grassroots Rugby Awards shortlist

Witney Wolves special educational needs tag rugby team, part of Witney RFC, have joined the shortlist for the 2020 Rhino Grassroots Rugby Award.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) or mixed-ability rugby is still at an early stage in terms of its development and the Witney Wolves tag rugby team can justifiably claim to be a pioneer of this area of the game. 

Founded 12 years ago by a group that included the parent of a child with Down's syndrome, the section is now run by Kate Nicholls and a dedicated group of volunteers, and they cater for players both male and female, aged nine to 26 and across a wide range of ability. They now have upwards of 25 regular players.

Kate says of her role with the side:  “I honestly think that the Wolves have given as much to Witney RFC as the club have given to them. Everyone benefits from this kind of outreach to the SEN community. It shows the game of rugby at its best – it’s life-enhancing for everyone involved."

Reg Clark, CEO, Rhino, says: "Rugby should be accessible to everyone and the Witney Wolves demonstrate how this can be made possible. What they've achieved already is incredible and hopefully other clubs will take inspiration from their work and set up their own sides to create further opportunities for fixtures across the UK and beyond."

Witney Wolves, Richmond FC and The Czech Strong Girls are part of a four-strong shortlist with the next finalist set to be announced on 3rd December, 2020. 

Past Winners: 

2015                TAG RUGBY TRUST (UK)
2016                KAMPUCHEA BALOPP (Cambodia)
2017                SKRUM (Eswatini/Swaziland)
2018                SHIBUYA INTERNATIONAL RUGBY CLUB (Japan)
2019                KHELO RUGBY (India) 

November 26, 2020 — Alex Mead