[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and IBM have signed a five-year agreement. As official analytics partner for the RFU, IBM will implement an analytics solution, the IBM TryTracker.

IBM’s predictive analytics software will analyse historic and current rugby data provided by Opta, a sports data provider, to provide in-game stats.

As well as providing the analytics for IBM TryTracker, the agreement also includes the implementation of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) transformational plan for the RFU.

This technology builds on what is already in use in well known global tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon, The Australian Open and The US Open.

The IBM TryTracker can be accessed by all mobile devices and tablets.