Saturday February 22, 2020

Six Nations gets a new technological dimension

Amazon Web Services software will provide a feast of stats for rugby nerds when the 6N kicks off next weekend

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
26th January, 2020
Will Carling, former England captain and AWS ambassador, at the Guinness Six Nations 2020 launch event

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to provide real-time statistics for broadcasters across five new categories for the upcoming Six Nations Rugby Championship.

The categories, which are being added to seven other ones introduced for last year’s championship, are designed to provide fans with deeper insights into how teams are adjusting in-game.

Heat maps are being introduced to display where action is taking place on the pitch along with metrics around ruck efficiency, balls...

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