New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) has announced a new partnership with OPRO that will see every registered player aged 6 to 12 receive a free mouthguard.

The three-year deal sees OPRO become the official mouthguard supplier of the NZRL, including the men’s, women’s and junior representative sides.

NZRL CEO Greg Peters said: “We are delighted to enter into a long-term relationship with such a trusted and quality brand such as OPRO.

“Their calibre of clients speaks for itself and we are extremely grateful for their generosity and what they are providing, not only our rugby league communities at a grassroots level but also our high-performance athletes as we set sight on the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.”

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OPRO Sports Marketing Director Daniel Lovat said: “At OPRO, we’re passionate about fostering safe sport from grassroots to the elite level.

“As Rugby League’s number one ranked nation, we’re excited to help NZRL continue to achieve excellence into the future by providing every single player between the age of 6 and 12 with one of our award winning mouthguards.”