Vodacom Rugby Stats App will turn fans into experts

Thursday, 13 February, 2014 11:08:49

South African rugby fans will have access to the most comprehensive rugby stats App in the world with the launch of the Vodacom Rugby Stats App for the 2014 season.  The App will be available from Friday 21 February.

 Developed in partnership with New Media Publishing, the App will be updated live (every 90 seconds) throughout the 2014 Vodacom SupeRugby season with an array of the most in-depth statistics in the game.

 From Try Assists to Clean Breaks, Missed Tackles and more, the Vodacom Rugby Stats App will allow fans to keep up to date with the kind of cutting-edge game analysis previously reserved only for the coaching and technical staff of professional teams.

 The App is one of the pillars of the 2014 Vodacom SupeRugby marketing campaign, which is aimed at rewarding the serious supporter by distinguishing fact from fiction when it comes to discussions about teams and player performance.

 The Vodacom Rugby Stats App will take the rugby conversation around a braai to an entirely new level. And the live updates during a match, using data from Opta, will make for the most interactive rugby viewing experience in the world.

 “Essentially, this is an App for the hardcore rugby fan,” says Andrew “Tank” Lanning, a former Western Province prop and now a well-respected rugby analyst who consulted on the development of this App.

 “The App also extends the game beyond the 80-minute play period and gives people the kind of information they’ve always wanted to truly analyse the game on social media or over a beer with their mates.”

 The App is available for iOS and will soon also be available for Android and BlackBerry.

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