As the globe’s rugby fans prepare for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco this year, mouthguard supplier Opro has signed a new partnership deal with USA Rugby.
The company will now be supplying the Men’s and Women’s national teams with specially designed USA Rugby branded mouthguards, which will be made available for purchase to USA Rugby members and fans.
Running through to 2021, Opro will provide mouthguards to the senior Men’s and Women’s for both the 15s and 7s sides, as well as making their mouthguards available to grassroots programmes.
“We are very excited for this multi-year partnership with Opro,” said USA Rugby commercial director and former Eagle, Mark Griffin.
“With safety and quality care at the core of our game development and high-performance efforts, Opro represents the best of both. We look forward to working with them to support our 7s and 15s athletes and the USA Rugby community as a whole.”
With over 20 years’ experience, Opro is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport and is the official mouthguard partner of over 60 teams, including England Rugby and Australia Rugby.
Opro chairman and founder, Dr Anthony Lovat BDS, added: “We are excited to partner up with one of the most successful nations on the World Rugby Sevens Series. At Opro, providing the most comfortable, best-fitting and reliable mouthguards is our passion.
“We are also delighted to show support for the continued growth of the game in the US, by providing mouthguards to talent at the grassroots level.”