The Rhino Vortex Elite Raises On-Field Standards, Will be used for the entirety of the Cara Cup

  • Top professional rugby coming to the greater Boston area with 6 matches against top Irish teams March and April in the Cara Cup
  • Rhino to provide Vortex Elite rugby balls to maximize on-field performance for the duration of the Cara Cup

Boston, MA – The New England Free Jacks, Boston’s recently announced elite professional rugby team, and Rhino Rugby, one of the leading rugby brands in the world, revealed today that the Rhino Vortex Elite match ball will be used for the upcoming transatlantic series, The Cara Cup, comprising of the four Irish provincial A teams from Connacht, Ulster, Munster, and Leinster, and the Free Jacks.

“We appreciate the opportunity to raise the on-field standard of our official match ball for the Cara Cup,” said Free Jacks CEO Alex Magleby. “The Rhino Vortex Elite will offer a high level of performance for our players and teams as they compete with strong opposition from the Irish provinces in the Cara Cup.”

The Rhino Vortex Elite’s unsurpassed high quality construction comprising of all Vortex XV features with the addition of Rhino’s signature Aerosensa Technology makes it the trusted ball by professionals the world over, including the official ball of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017. The Vortex Elite, which is currently the official ball supplier of Rugby Europe and Asia Rugby, has patented laminate that includes unique aerodynamic properties. In the 2018 Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity Match, Oxford beat Cambridge 38 to 16. The Oxford kicker was six out of six and Cambridge was four out of four from spots all over the pitch while using the Rhino Vortex Elite Match ball.

“Rhino Rugby USA are pleased to be the official rugby ball sponsor of the 2019 CARA Cup,” said George Poulos, president of Rhino Rugby.

Ticket purchases along with details of the Cara Cup and other New England Free Jacks matches are available at

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About New England Free Jacks

Rugby Club New England, aka the Free Jacks, is greater Boston’s 1st Professional Rugby team representing all the greatness of the six New England states on and off the field. The Free Jacks were named the 9th member of Major League Rugby on September 20th and will compete in the 2020 MLR regular season.

In 2019 the Free Jacks will host the Cara Cup, a 6-match series which begins on St Patrick’s weekend in the greater Boston area, features “A” squads from Connacht, Leinster, Munster, Ulster, and New England’s 1st Professional Rugby Team, The Free Jacks. For more information on the Free Jacks visit

About Rhino Rugby

Rhino manufactures and sells Rugby balls, hit shields, tackle bags and suits, scrum machines, training and match equipment, on field uniforms  and rugby leisure clothing. Rhino is one of the leading rugby brands in the world and has become part of the very fabric of the game itself. For more information on Rhino Rugby visit

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