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SKINS Joins USA Rugby as an Official Supplier of Compression Product

September 14, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

ENCINITAS, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sports compression wear leader SKINS has partnered with USA Rugby, the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, as an official supplier of compression product. Through this partnership, SKINS will provide USA Rugby men’s and women’s national teams with compression garments for training, travel and recovery.

SKINS compression garments have been engineered to apply the greatest amount of compression at the extremities. This graduated profile enhances circulation, helping to move blood back to the heart more efficiently. The enhanced blood flow also helps remove lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. Playing a big part in recovery, the improved oxygenation reduces the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness and accelerates muscle repair.

“Rugby is a very important channel for SKINS, with SKINS the official compression supplier for many national teams heading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup that kicks off this week. The true essence of Rugby epitomizes everything we stand for at SKINS, which is why partnering with USA Rugby was a natural fit,” said SKINS North America General Manager, Johnny West. “The organization shares our vision in upholding the true spirit of competition and represents the relentless and never complacent attitude that we adopt. We are thrilled to partner with USA Rugby and the support the team in their journey through the 2015 World Cup and beyond.”

Headquartered in Boulder, CO, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels, overseeing four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. Its partnership with SKINS, which began July 2015, follows a desire from USA Rugby and its elite roster of active members to have compression wear leader, SKINS, available to assist in performance and aid recovery for players who are continually training, competing and traveling throughout the season.

“USA Rugby partners with like-minded brands whose values and overall mission mirror our own, and SKINS couldn’t be a better fit,”said Nigel Melville CEO of USA Rugby. “The product, like the brand, was created with integrity and maintains the highest standard of quality providing our national teams with world class products that will support their continued improvement on the field of play.”

SKINS – It’s equipment, not clothing.


In 1996 a keen Aussie skier had a bold ambition – to develop a garment that would improve sports performance and aid recovery. Consulting with NASA scientists and other experts, it took five years of design, testing and finessing before the first pair of SKINS tights were launched in Australia in 2002.

Word spread fast that SKINS help you perform better and recover faster. Basically, they make you feel like a super hero – and look a bit like one too. Pro athletes were the first to get into them and before long, amateur athletes joined the party.

The company has grown rapidly over the last decade, and continues to lead the innovation of the sports performance category it created, but our attitude has not changed a bit. SKINS’ mission is simple: to radically improve the world of sport, one pair of tights at a time. Let’s face it, when you’ve got a product that’s scientifically proven by numerous independent studies, you just say it how it is. No hype required.

Nowadays, SKINS’ global headquarters sit in Switzerland but our Aussie roots remain with a regional office in Sydney. Global growth has also seen regional offices open in the UK, USA, France, Germany and China and we have a distributor network that spans every major region around the globe.

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Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. USA Rugby has more than 125,000 active members, with more than 35,000 playing collegiate rugby and 35,000 playing senior club rugby. USA Rugby also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit for more information.

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PR Agency Contact:Missy Farren & Associates Erin Kelly,

SKINS Contact: Danielle Said,

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