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NEWS World Champions Sign-up to OptaPro

The All Blacks, current Rugby Union World Champions, have signed an agreement to use OptaPro data and analysis software to power their player performance and opposition scouting.

In conjunction with SportsTec's SportsCode software, Opta have been appointed the official sports data and software providers for the New Zealand Rugby Union.  The technology will be used by The All Blacks coaches as well as all clubs in the New Zealand Super Rugby, ITM Cup, Sevens and New Zealand u-20 teams.

The combination of Opta data and the SportsCode analysis software allows NZRU to combine the most granular level of rugby data available with the leading sports analysis system.  The All Blacks can now measure their own performance in great depth and compare it to all of their major competitors.

Steve Cliffe, Opta's Business Development Manager in Australia and New Zealand was delighted to work with such illustrious clients: "We are very proud to be the data provider for an organisation that boasts the best rugby teams in the world, including the World Champion All Blacks.  The coaches and analysis teams now have access to one of the most comprehensive databases of rugby performance data available around the world and our unique level of data analysis helps them stay ahead of the game."

NZRU High Performance Manager Don Tricker said the SportsTec and Opta combination provided an essential part of team preparation in the modern era of professional rugby.

"New Zealand rugby prides itself on using world-class technology to measure and analyse how our teams perform and how they can improve.  The technology that SportsTec provides, and the data collection that Opta provides means we can now break down a game to a remarkable level of detail.  And while all our teams have access to the same technology, each team can use the system to suit their needs.  This ability to analyse allows each of our teams, from All Blacks to Super Rugby franchises, to identify areas of strength, and areas that need more work".

The addition of the All Blacks to a stable of clients including the RFU, the WRU, IRFU, Premier Rugby and the RFL means that OptaPro maintains its position of providing data and analysis to the top teams and leagues in world rugby.

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