Vodacom Rugby Stats App

Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry
Cost: Free
Size: 6 MB
Announced: 26 February 2014

Anybody who watches sports, knows the importance of statistics. The Vodacom Rugby Stats App is a mobile app available on Android, iOS and Blackberry made in collaboration between Vodacom And New Media Publishing. Updated every 90 seconds using data from Opta, throughout the SupeRugby season, an array of the most in-depth statistics in the game will take the rugby conversation around a braai to an entirely new level. This is an app that provides detailed statistics on over 27 categories all regarding rugby.

“We consulted with fans and investigated what it was that they wanted. As title sponsor for Vodacom SupeRugby we felt that one of the key areas where we could add value, to both the fans at home and at the stadium, was to reward the die-hard rugby supporters with statistics that previously were only available to team management. We took this opportunity and are bringing to you world-class innovation in an App that will transform the way supporters consume rugby”, says Mzamo Masito, Managing Executive of Vodacom.

Categories in The App

Carries, Conversions, Defenders Beaten, Drop Goals, Points Scored, Metres Run, Tackles Made & Missed, Clean Breaks, Handling Errors, Turnovers Won & Lost, Kicks From Hand, Knock-ons, Lineouts Won & Lost, Minutes Played, Offloads, Passes, Penalties Conceded, Red & Yellow Cards, and Tries & Try Assists.

“The app 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,” says Ami.