Official Title Sponsor: RaboDirect
The simple ideas are always the best. That's our thinking. Seems to work for our customers too. At RaboDirect we've simplified savings and made investing in managed funds a whole lot cheaper and more accessible online. We put our customers in the driving seat, like a bank should and we're big on straight talking. We don't talk about our products in complicated lingo or confuse things with sneaky terms and conditions. We make it easy for our customers to bank online with us and make the most of their money. Let's be honest banking really shouldn't be that difficult.
RaboDirect are part of the Rabobank group who operate in over 42 countries worldwide with substantial corporate and investment banking activities in both the UK and Italy.
As title sponsor, we believe our values of passion, honesty, commitment and responsibility to our customers echo the values of this professional competition and we're super confident that the combination will produce a successful sponsorship for everyone involved on and off the pitch.
Official Match Ball Supplier and Official Kit & Leisurewear Supplier
Based in Chiswick, West London and in Rooksbridge in Somerset, Rhino is best known as the world's leading supplier of scrummaging machines contact and training equipment for rugby. The company was Official Supplier of these products to the British & Irish Lions 2009 tour to South Africa and in addition supplied the Official Ball to that tour.
Rhino has also for many years been an Official Supplier to England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues, Bath Rugby and London Wasps, in addition to St Helens in Rugby League and to the 2011 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup. The company is also prominent in the supply of mobile floodlighting, artificial turf and teamwear & leisurewear.
Rhino has specially developed the Vortex Elite international match ball for this season's tournament - the full range of Rhino products, including RaboDirect PRO12 replica balls and leisurewear can be found at http://www.rhinorugby.com/.
Referees Sponsor: Specsavers Opticians
Official Sponsors of RaboDirect PRO12 Match Officials
The Specsavers Fairplay League rewards the best disciplinary record, with the team with the fewest disciplinary points (1 point for each yellow card, and 3 points for each red card or upheld citing) at the end of each season given £10,000 to spend on their youth development programme.