Rhino, the world No.1 rugby training equipment supplier, has agreed a three-year partnership with Rugby Germany to supply recycled match balls and training equipment across the highest levels of rugby in the country.

Already official match ball supplier to Rugby Europe, Asia Rugby and Major League Rugby in America, Rhino will provide the sides in the men’s and women’s first Bundesliga with match balls made from recycled rubber, as well the national sevens championships. 

The partnership also sees Rhino, official equipment supplier to the British & Irish Lions, France, Wales and scrum machine provider to England, with technical training equipment to Rugby Germanys national men’s and women’s sides.

Rugby Germany are an ambitious rugby union and we believe they have huge potential within the European game.

Florian Hartmann, COO, Rugby Germany, said: I am very pleased that we have an exciting and great new partner on board with Rhino. With the products Rhino provided us, we can on the one hand relieve our clubs financially and on the other hand increase the training quality and enhance the games of our teams even more.”

Dave Reynish, managing director of Rhino, said of the partnership: “Rugby Germany are an ambitious rugby union and we believe they have huge potential within the European game. We’re hugely excited to partner with them with both match balls and technical training equipment.”

The Rhino Vortex Recycled, is a new elite-level ball made using 60% recycled rubber – a first in world rugby.

The match ball is going to be the Rhino Vortex Recycled, the new elite-level ball made using 60% recycled rubber – a first in world rugby. It’s based on the ball used in all Rugby Europe competition, not to mention in America’s MLR and for the historic Varsity Match at Twickenham. A new bespoke design will be created for Rugby Deutschland for launch in January 2023. 

Rhino products will also be made available in the official Rugby Germany Store of Snowden Texmark. 

December 13, 2022 — Alex Mead