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NSCRO Top Sponsor

Penn Mutual is one of the largest and oldest life insurance companies in America, first established in Philadelphia in 1847.  With its first rugby sponsorship in 2014, Penn Mutual has fast become a major player supporting the development of rugby in America.

Penn Mutual initially became NSCRO's Top Sponsor in 2015. In 2019  Penn Mutual has entered into a new multi-year agreement that will enable NSCRO to continue to grow and strengthen its organization. For Penn Mutual, this partnership renews their commitment to growing the sport of rugby in the U.S. while their continuing their presence onto small college campuses for recruitment and helping collegiate men and women plan their financial futures.

Our Top Sponsorship of NSCRO deepens our already strong connection with the growing and loyal rugby community.  We are less than a year into our relationship with rugby, and we are thrilled by the reception we’ve received.  We want to help grow this amazing sport in America, and our partnership with NSCRO will help do that.  Our partnership will also help us reach many of the best and brightest men and women student athletes at small colleges with the Penn Mutual story, the career opportunities we offer across the country, and how the power life insurance can help them get off to a good financial start in life.

- Eileen McDonnell
Chairman and CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in a 2015 press release about the new NSCRO-Penn Mutual sponsorship

About The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Penn Mutual is committed to helping people live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central to a sound financial plan. Through our network of trusted advisers, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their dreams. Penn Mutual supports its advisers with retirement and investment services through its wholly owned subsidiary Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC, member
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USA Rugby
NSCRO Partner and Supporter

Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and World Rugby.

“We are pleased to forge a relationship with NSCRO, which has done a great job supporting small colleges over the years and continues to grow,” USA Rugby Collegiate Director Rich Cortez said. “We look forward to supporting NSCRO in the future.”

Currently headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes.

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Official Equipment and Ball Supplier of NSCRO

Rhino is one of the leading rugby brands in the world and has become part of the very fabric of the game itself. Rhino is currently Official Supplier of scrummaging machines, contact and training equipment to England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Bath, London Wasps, Cardiff Blues and St Helens Rugby League Club. We fulfilled the same role for the British & Irish Lions to South Africa in 2009 in addition to supplying the official tour ball. We are also Official Suppliers to the Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.

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DBS Rugby Tours
Rugby Tours Travel

DBS Rugby Tours has partnered with NSCRO to to expand into the US and offer NSCRO’s nearly 400 men’s and women’s collegiate rugby clubs access to “invite only” rugby tournaments, exclusive coaching camps in the United States, and coach education clinics both in the USA and in Europe. For NSCRO, this offers their student-athletes and coaches an opportunity to further develop rugby skills and learn from coaches who represent some of the top European rugby academies, as well as other professional teams.

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