Rising star with USA Rugby Chris Mattina and the brand driving the growth of rugby Rhino Rugby have teamed up to continue to promote rugby excellence within the country.
Chris Mattina, a Xavier High School product, has been a part of the national rugby scene for several years. Breaking into the National 7s side for the first time at the Silicon Valley Sevens in 2017, Mattina impressed with some brilliant offensive playmaking, veteran-like decision making, and a pair tries to top it all off. Continuing his upwards momentum, Mattina was selected frequently throughout the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, leaving his mark on several of the most important games. Mattina and the USA 7s Eagles placed 6th in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Looking forward, Mattina has been selected as a reserve for the Rugby 7s World Cup. With the tournament being held right here in the United States, the Eagles are excited to make a run for the gold. Chris and the rest of the USA 7s squad won their first ever home tournament at the USA Sevens stop on the Series in Las Vegas just months before, and look to carry that momentum into the World Cup.
As a Rhino Brand Ambassador, Mattina brings a level of excellence and growth potential that Rhino strives for. Chris will be introducing Rhino’s Activewear line, a high-tech, innovative athletic clothing line set to debut in the Summer of 2018.
With the new Brand Ambassador Program, Rhino plans to continue to be a driving force behind the growth of rugby in the United States. Within the rugby community, Rhino is well known for being Official Sponsors of the USA Sevens international rugby tournament, and the Collegiate Rugby Championships – the premier collegiate rugby event in the country. In addition, Rhino’s support has allowed NSCRO – the National Small College Rugby Organization- to provide their teams everything they need to succeed.
Now, establishing relationships with athletes will give them the opportunity to not only grow the sport, but grow their personal brand – in the hopes of bringing more and more young athletes to the sport, and highlighting the sports potential for growth. Corporate partnerships have always been a key ingredient for both individual and team success within a sport- and Rhino is proud to be one of the first to offer our support to an athlete who is driving the sport forward.
With Rhino Rugby and Chris Mattina pairing up, the rising stars within sports are set for a promising future.
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