Posted on October 08 2021
The Rhino Vortex Elite has taken centre stage as the official match ball of Rugby Europe’s Super Cup
The new competition, launched in September, bridges the gap between the club game and the international stage with eight professional sides from Spain (Castilla Y Leon Iberians), Portugal (Lusitanos XV), Georgia (Black Lion), Netherlands (Delta), Belgium (Brussels Devils), Russia (Ensei-STM & Lokomotiv Penza), Israel (Tel Aviv Heat) competing across two conferences in a 27-match tournament.
Forming the east conference are the two Russian sides together with the representatives of Tel Aviv and Georgia, with the teams from Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal forming the western half of the competition. The two top sides from each group qualify for semi-finals with the final taking place in May 2022.
The Rhino Vortex Elite has been the official match ball of all Rugby Europe tournaments and competitions for three years, used by all 46 member unions, and is again being used for every match of the Super Cup.
In addition to Rugby Europe, the Rhino Vortex Elite is also the official ball of Asia Rugby, bringing another 34 nations into our match ball family and making Rhino the second biggest ball supplier in the rugby market.
While Rhino is at the forefront of international rugby across the world, grassroots remains at our heart, with the launch of the Rhino Comet answering customers’ need for an affordable, quality match ball.
Together with Tony Yapp and School of Kicking team and ambassadors Meg Jones (of England and Team GB), British & Irish Lions Rhys Webb and Richard Hibbard, and Scarlets’ fly-half Angus O’Brien, Rhino has been developing a new match ball, set for release in 2022.
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