DALLAS (February 22, 2021) --- Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced OPRO as the official mouthguard for the 2021 MLR season. Recognized as the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard, OPRO will be outfitting every player in MLR with custom-fit mouthguards throughout the 2021 season, which kicks off March 20.
“Player safety is our number one priority on and off the pitch,” said MLR commissioner George Killebrew. “Having OPRO and their state-of-the-art mouthguards protecting our players is one way we are taking care of the health and well-being of our players. OPRO has a proven track record of innovation and safety and we are very proud to be utilizing their products.”
Founded more than 20 years ago, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. From their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, they bring cutting-edge technology, innovation, and safety to all athletes, at all levels of sport including many international federations and teams including USA Rugby.
“We are delighted to be partnered with MLR, supporting the growth of rugby within North America,” said OPRO Sports Marketing Director, Daniel Lovat. “We will be providing every player in the league with our custom-fit mouthguards to ensure they have the very best protection for their teeth. To be part of one of the fastest growing organizations in the sport is an exciting opportunity and we are really looking forward to the season ahead.”
All OPRO products are made in the UK and available around the world through a network of retailers and distributors. OPRO’s gum shields are CE certified, and in 2007 they were honored to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of our ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection. In April 2019, they were recognized again for their work and received the Queen’s Award for Innovation once again for their Snap-Fit range.