Rhino is one of the leading rugby brands in the world and has become part of the very fabric of the game itself. Rhino Rugby was founded in the early 1980s when the world’s first mass produced scrummaging machine Marlon Santos Barcelona Jersey , the Powerhouse, was developed by Rhino’s Founder, Tim Francis, who at that time was a master at Dulwich College. Having relocated to Devon, he joined together with his brother in law Derek de Glanville, father of England captain Phil, and Phil Keith-Roach (scrum coach to the 2003 England World Cup winning side) to develop a full range of rugby training products. In 1988 the business was incorporated and raised funds through a Business Expansion Scheme share issue, led by current CEO Reg Clark and legendary Rosslyn Park, Lions, England and Barbarians number 8 Andy Ripley, who became a significant shareholder and Chairman of the company for the next 18 years.
Rhino continued to grow at a rapid pace into the nineties and was named as Official Supplier of scrummaging machines, contact and training equipment and pitch kits to the 1991 and 1995 Rugby World Cups, a fact acknowledged many years later when Warner Brothers invited all of the staff of the company to the West End Premiere of Invictus to thank them for their work. Rhino also became Official Supplier to England Rugby in the 19945 season, a relationship which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Further high profile Official Supplier deals followed with Wales, Bath and the Cardiff Blues.
At the turn of the Millennium, Rhino was flourishing. In late 2006, following the decision of Managing Director Derek de Glanville to retire, longstanding shareholder Reg Clark teamed up with England World Cup winning captain, Martin Johnson to effect a buy out of the business, which relocated to Chiswick, West London where it is headquartered today. Official Supplier deals in training equipment with London Wasps and St Helens Rugby League Club (a breakthrough deal into that code) were subsequently announced and in the area of on-field kit and teamwear the Rhino Pure Rugby brand was soon to be adorned by Northampton Saints, Edinburgh and Llanelli Scarlets, in addition to Magners League referees and officials. Rhino was also named Official Supplier of scrummaging and training equipment and the official tour ball to the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2009.
After 25 years of being at the forefront of British rugby, Rhino launched its first range of casual separates, RhinoGB. This premiere collection was an introduction to Rhino as a clothing brand name as well as the rugby equipment brand name. The first range for Winter 2010 consisted of tee shirts, polo shirts, retro rugby shirts, hooded sweat shirts and a specially commissioned, old school fashion Union Jack Jacket. The range of heritage clothing and rugby leisure apparel is aimed at the young, athletic University sports fan through to the more mature, stylish, sporty dresser.
Rhino aims to continue to be at the forefront of all aspects of development of training equipment for rugby, and is particularly concerned with player safety, having taken a lead in a recent two year campaign to promote safe and efficient fully contested scrummaging in the rugby union game. Rhino’s values of toughness, reliability, integrity, heritage and team spirit are born out of the game of rugby itself.
Bois de Vincennes is one of the favourite places the Parisians like to spend their time at. The park is located south-west from the centre of the city and boasts its branchy trees. Besides, there are three lakes, one with a boating station where visitors can rent a boat and make a small 锟絭oyage锟?on the lake. Many come to the park for a picnic and spend most of their time lying on the green grass and chatting. There are also a 锟紽our Seasons锟?park, a zoo, a Buddhist centre and a summer attraction park found at Bois de Vincennes.
At about 1150 king Louis VII bought the forest and built a hunting lodge here. Next king built a bigger manor, then there was a small temple erected... this way each monarch added something new that suited his tastes and ambitions most: defensive constructions, rooms, living and non-residential premises etc. It was a royal residence and a royal prison, a fortress and military barracks. It was the symbol of oppression and power. Much of the work to enlarge the castle was done during the 14th century. One of the things that was added to the castle at the time was its well-known donjon, remarkable for its looks, size and history. The structure is the largest among the Medieval European donjons. Construction of the donjon started in 1340 by Philippe VI, the first of Valois, then continued by his son, and finished by his grandson Charles V Le Sage. The castle became the residence for the royal family of Valois, just like Versailles was the residence for the Bourbon dynasty.
Starting from the 16th century, during religious wars between the Catholics and the Protestants, this small country castle, which by the time had turned into a huge well-reinforced stronghold, served as a shelter for the nobility, most of whom, however, preferred Castles of the Loire. In the 17th century royalties lost their interest in Vincennes as a country residence, but, to make some use of it, they turned Ch锟絫eau de Vincennes into a state prison. Many famous people were imprisoned in it. Marie de' Medici started construction of the new classic-style pavilion and settled there with her son, future king Louis XIII, during her regency. In the end of the 17th century there was the Queen's pavilion added to the construction and this way the whole architectural ensemble got two wings (the king's and the queen's).
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