OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, have entered an official partnership with Rugby League team, the Catalans Dragons.
Based in Perpignan, France, and as the only non-English side to play in the top tier of the English Super League, the Dragons became the first non-British team to win the Challenge Cup last year since its inception in 1896.
As their official mouthguard provider, OPRO will supply elite level mouthguards to the men’s and women’s senior squads, as well as reserves and junior teams.
With this new partnership, OPRO are now the official mouthguard partner of nine of the 12 Super League teams, in addition to England Rugby League, who oversee the sport of rugby league in England.
With the new season underway as of last week, David Allen, OPRO CEO, said: “We’re delighted to be the official mouthguard provider to such a decorated list of teams that compete in the Super League. As last year’s Challenge Cup winners, the Catalans Dragons are a fantastic team to be working with.
“Since winning the French Rugby League Championship in 2005 and joining the English Super League, they’ve set out their stall as one of the best sides in Europe and one we’re proud to partner with.”
Rob Parkinson, Head of Medical Services, said: “The Catalans Dragons are extremely happy to have started a partnership with OPRO, their reputation for excellent product quality and customer care made it an easy choice. In a sport as physical as rugby league it was essential for us to find a close fitting and well-designed guard for our players to wear for games and training. We have that with OPRO.”
OPRO have longstanding partnerships with over 50 world class sporting associations, including the likes of England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, England Boxing, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).