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The Rugby Football Union Boosts The Fan Experience With IBM Analytics And Big Data

The IBM TryTracker can be accessed by all mobile devices and tablets. The three Keys to the Game will be released every Thursday ahead of the weekend match day during the RBS 6 Nations tournament taking place from February 2 to March 16 2013, in which England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy will participate. The new platform is available at www.rfu.com/ibmtrytracker

This week's Keys to the Game are:

England Keys
  • Win more than 14 turnovers
  • Get more than 5 linebreaks
  • Achieve a successful goal kick percentage of more than 74%

Scotland Keys
  • Achieve a tackle success rate greater than 95%
  • Win more than 85% of own lineouts thrown
  • Have more than 6 attempts at goal

About the Rugby Football Union (RFU) The Rugby Football Union is the National Governing Body for rugby union in England and supports participants and fans from the grassroots to the national team. For more information visit www.rfu.com  You can keep up to date with all RFU news on @Official_RFU

About IBM Explore this site to learn about IBM's solutions and success stories, and how you can use data to make your business work smarter: http://www.ibm.com/innovation/us/sports/index.html

About Opta Opta collect, package and analyse more live sports data in greater detail than anyone else. The level of detail we collect brings an added dimension to the world of sport.  It allows for more innovative broadcast coverage, more engaging online and print reporting and more intelligent professional analysis.

More information – www.optasports.com

Media Contacts:

Emma Bennett IBM Media Relations +44 (0)7976 839109 Emma.Bennett@uk.ibm.com

Kristine Nalbone IBM Media Relations 1-917-472-3656 knalbon@us.ibm.com

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