Official Title Sponsor: Guinness
What an amazing 2014/15 season we had in our first year as title sponsor of the GUINNESS PRO12. Last season's competition delivered some truly world class rugby, so we are looking forward to another very exciting season ahead.
GUINNESS will be at each of the PRO12 club across Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy during the 2015/16 season to help ensure fans have a great match day experience whilst enjoying a perfect pint.
GUINNESS has a long-standing heritage in rugby and our partnership with PRO12 further strengthens our association with the sport we love. We are incredibly passionate about rugby and look forward to sharing many more exciting match days with you.
GUINNESS is also the Official Responsible Drinking Partner of PRO12 and encourages fans to enjoy their match day responsibly.
Rhino Rugby: Official Match Ball Supplier and Official Kit & Leisurewear Supplier
Rhino Rugby is proud to be both the Official Match Ball Supplier and the Official Kit & Leisurewear Supplier to the Guinness PRO12.
Based in Somerset, London, Cardiff and Dublin, Rhino is best known as the world's leading supplier of scrummaging machines, contact and training equipment for rugby. In 2013 the company completed its second British & Irish Lions tour as Official Supplier of these products in addition to being the Official Ball Supplier to those Lions tours.
Rhino has for many years been an Official Supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union and England Rugby. The company is also prominent in the supply of teamwear & leisurewear, artificial turf, mobile floodlighting and male grooming products. Rhino is the preferred ball supplier to Leinster Rugby and Official Supplier of training equipment and balls to Connacht Rugby.
The Rhino Vortex Elite international match ball, specially developed for the competition, will feature for the fifth successive year. Last season Ian Madigan of Leinster won the Rhino Golden Boot Award with 87.04% narrowly edging out Dan Biggar of the Ospreys, and the Rhino Collision Kings Award for the most proficient team at the breakdown was won by Glasgow Warriors. The Rhino Golden Boot Award will be contested again this season.
The full range of Rhino products, including the Guinness PRO12 collection of apparel and replica and souvenir balls can be found at: www.rhinorugby.com
Referees Sponsor: Specsavers Opticians
Official Sponsors of GUINNESS PRO12 Match Officials
Referees will always be judged on their decisions, and to be confident they need to ensure that their eyesight is on the ball.
Specsavers is committed to helping these experts see, with its longstanding sponsorship of the Guinness PRO12 alongside several other match official partnerships.
As part of its support for Celtic Rugby, the opticians runs The Specsavers Fairplay League, which demonstrates its commitment to promoting good sportsmanship. The team with the best disciplinary record is rewarded with £10,000 at the end of each season to spend on its youth development programme.