Leading supplier becomes official mouthguard partner to US national teams

LAFAYETTE, CO - OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced a new partnership with USA Rugby.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, OPRO, as the official mouthguard partner for USA Rugby, will be supplying the Men’s and Women’s national teams with specially designed USA Rugby branded mouthguards, which will also be made available for purchase to USA Rugby members and fans.

“We are very excited for this multi-year partnership with OPRO,” noted 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 as the support our 7s and 15s athletes and the USA Rugby community as a whole.”

Running through 2021, OPRO will provide mouthguards to the senior Men’s and Women’s teams for both the 15s and 7s sides, as well as making their mouthguards available to grassroots programs ensuring players at all levels have the best protection for their teeth.

All products will be available online and through OPRO’s global network of retailers.

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, Australia Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, American Youth Football and the UFC.

OPRO chairman and founder, Dr Anthony Lovat BDS, said: “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.”

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About OPRO

Founded 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.

The family owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured within the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.

OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby, 11 AVIVA Premiership Rugby teams, American Youth Football, GB Taekwondo, England Hockey, England Boxing, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Player’s Association), the UFC and the German, French, Italian, Cameroonian and Northern Ireland Mixed Martial Arts Federations.

About USA Rugby

Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 120,000 active members, with more than 40,000 playing collegiate rugby and 35,000 playing senior club rugby. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) would appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, in which both the men and women qualified. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.