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The Bath Rugby Student Performance Sport programme partners with leading training equipment and match ball supplier Rhino

The Bath Rugby Student Performance Sport programme partners with leading training equipment and match ball supplier Rhino

04 July 2024

A new partnership will see Rhino supply the University of Bath's elite rugby teams with the Vortex Pro elite match ball. The partnership will also see the company supply contact equipment to the 2024 BUCS Super Rugby semi-finalists.

A new collaboration with the University of Bath Rugby Student Competitive Sport Programme will provide the University's rugby teams with access to state-of-the-art training equipment, including scrum machines, balls and other essential equipment.

Aaron James, Head of Rugby at the University of Bath, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Rhino Rugby, a brand synonymous with quality and innovation in rugby training. This collaboration will enable us to continue to provide a rugby environment that supports the development of players from pre-eleven to the elite level of the sport.”

Keiron Blackburn, Rhino General Manager, added: “The quality of university rugby in the UK is at an all-time high and the University of Bath is at the forefront, so we are delighted to be working with them on their rugby programme. Not only will they have access to our world-renowned contact equipment, but they will also be using the latest elite level Rhino rugby match balls, which are now used by more than 80 rugby nations around the world.”

Rhino's range of balls is one of the most extensive in the game and the Rhino Vortex Pro is the highest specification ball designed for international level competition. View the full range here.

Rhino is the world's leading supplier of rugby training equipment, working with partners such as England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the French Rugby Federation. The company has also supplied the British & Irish Lions on the last four tours and is the official match ball supplier for Asia Rugby and Rugby Europe. The company supplies match balls to more than 80 rugby countries around the world.

Click here for more information about the University of Bath Rugby Student Programme.