Est. 1980


World’s No.1 provider of rugby training equipment.

Suppliers to England Rugby, British & Irish Lions, Welsh Rugby Union, Fédération Française de Rugby, Major League Rugby, Asia Rugby, Rugby Europe. 

Who are we? 
Since pioneering the first mass-produced scrum machine in 1980, Rhino has been at the forefront of  innovation and technology in the world of rugby training equipment, accessories, match and training balls. 
The Powerhouse Scrum Machine, a concept created by our founder and former head of rugby at Dulwich College, Tim Francis, started it all when it broke new ground in the 1980s, and was first used by England in the 1981 Five Nations Championship, a partnership with the national side that still continues to this day.

Today, the same core values of quality, innovation, performance and excellence run through every Rhino product delivered at every level of the game from minis to seniors, men and women, grassroots to elite, all around the world.

Contact is at our heart. Scrum machines, tackle bags, hit shields, protective clothing – to everyone within the game We Are Contact, something that’s reflected in our position as the world’s leading supplier of rugby equipment.

Beyond contact
Rhino’s constant development has also extended to match and training rugby balls, delivering them at the highest level to 80 rugby-playing countries throughout Asia Rugby and Rugby Europe, as well as Major League Rugby (America and Canada), and Sudamérica Rugby (South and Central America). We are the second biggest provider of rugby balls in the world, covering every level of the game, and we’re also the creator of the first-ever range of recycled rugby balls.

Our commitment to product innovation and quality has made us one of the top brands in not just rugby, but across the sporting world. We offer a wide range of products across rugby union, rugby league, football, netball, including sportswear and leisurewear, accessories, balls, training equipment, and official collections. We are also trusted to provide the highest standard sport equipment and clothing to universities as well as clubs and professional teams, both within the UK and internationally. 

Our mission
Rhino is your rugby life partner. We’re there by your side through every stage of your life in the game: from the first time you pick up a ball, to the tags you wear in mini rugby, the first bag you tackle, the first scrum machine you hit, and the teamwear and protection clothing you wear through it all. When your playing days come to an end, we’re there for you as a coach with every coaching tool you could ever want, or as a committee member, providing everything a rugby club needs from floodlights and post protectors to medical kits and ball pumps. 


Home of the Scrum


Home of the Scrum
Rhino has always been the Home of the Scrum, and our machines are used by international sides the world over, from New Zealand and England to Wales and France, with the British & Irish Lions having used Rhino for the past four tours. Our range is unsurpassed, including junior scrum machine Rhino Rebel 3, the world’s best-selling Premiersled, the Dictator and one-man Solo Sled, used by England, and the Powahouse, used by Wales. Our scrum machine pioneers include the likes of ex-All Black scrum coach Mike Cron and ex-British & Irish Lion Adam Jones.


We Are Contact


We Are Contact
Rhino was also a pioneer in hit shields, tackle bags, specialist breakdown equipment and other contact accessories, making us the No.1 provider of contact equipment in the world. We’ve supplied five Rugby World Cups with hit shields, tackle bags and scrum machines, not to mention post protectors, flags and poles, and we’ve been official suppliers to England, Wales, France and the British & Irish Lions, as well as top club sides including Bath and Cardiff.

Rhino Products

Rugby balls
Rhino has one of the widest range of match, training and specialist rugby balls on the market, including the world’s first range of eco balls, made from up to 70% of recycled rubber. The range covers sizes 3-5, and goes from the entry level Zephyr to the elite-level Vortex Recycled, as used in the 2023 Varsity Matches at Twickenham.
In the past five years, Rhino has confirmed its place at the top level of rugby as official match ball supplier to both Asia Rugby and Rugby Europe, meaning 80 of the world’s rugby playing countries use Rhino for international competition
The Rhino range also includes specialist balls including the half-ball Reflex and a series of training balls that includes weighted, imbalanced, light and gripless. 

Rhino at home
If you're looking to continue your training sessions at home, we have a wide range of home fitness equipment to help maximise your performance whatever the sport. Stock up your home gym with accessories like kettlebells, dumbbells and resistance bands, or maximise your performance on the pitch by preparing at home with rebounders and training balls.

Teamwear and leisurewear 
Rhino has delivered international teamwear to the Barbarians, Scarlets, Edinburgh, London Welsh and many other club, union and school sides across the world. The quality and performance within rugby has also been delivered in more than 60 different sports, including some of the world’s top sporting universities and educational institutions.

Rhino has a wide range of clothing for any occasion, from gym and leisurewear to outdoor training apparel. We also have clothing and accessories specifically designed with your safety in mind, including headguards, collision suits and protection apparel. 

From Dulwich School to Devon to training pitches across the world, read the history of Rhino here.